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Sweet-and-Sour Salad

Here's a tasty twist to pasta salad that my family really enjoys. The sweet-and-sour dressing is irresistible.—Sheryl Christian, Watertown, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 8 ounces elbow macaroni or mostaccioli
  • 1 medium green or sweet red pepper, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 medium cucumber, sliced
  • 1 small onion, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup cider vinegar
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  • Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and rinse with cold water. Place in a bowl; add pepper, cucumber and onion. In a jar with tight-fitting lid, combine remaining ingredients; shake until sugar is dissolved. Pour over salad; toss. Chill.

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  • sharvey
    Nov 10, 2010

    I make this every holiday! My fahter in law loves it :)