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Veggie Spiral Salad Recipe

Veggie Spiral Salad Recipe

My husband and son detested pasta salad before I came up with this one. But there were no leftovers the very first time I served this—now it's a summertime family favorite! Filled with fresh, crunchy radishes and celery, juicy tomatoes and cucumbers, this nutritious recipe is one to try with your gang. —Melody Loyd, Parowan, Utah
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:5 servings


  • 1 cup uncooked tricolor spiral pasta
  • 1/2 cup chopped seeded cucumber
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced celery
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/2 cup sliced radishes
  • 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 1/2 cup shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Italian salad dressing mix
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1-1/2 teaspoons cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


  • 1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the cucumber, celery, onion, radishes, tomatoes, olives, cheese, garlic powder and pepper. Drain pasta and rinse in cold water; stir into vegetable mixture.
  • 2. In a bowl, whisk the dressing mix, vinegar and oil. Drizzle over salad and toss to coat. Serve immediately or refrigerate. Yield: 5 servings.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 186 calories, 10g fat (3g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 356mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein.

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mamamarie User ID: 568814 266029
Reviewed May. 16, 2017

"This is the second time I am submitting a review. This is the third time today that a review did not take. Some did and some didn't. I saved them up to do at one time. This was very good. We enjoyed it and will make it again. Thanks for the recipe."

mamamarie User ID: 568814 266027
Reviewed May. 16, 2017

"This was very good. Will make again. Thanks for the recipe."

justmbeth User ID: 1196484 256738
Reviewed Nov. 13, 2016

"Good pasta salad. Vegetables blended in and hardly realized we were eating them. I left out the olives but otherwise made as written."

[email protected] User ID: 193450 248860
Reviewed May. 31, 2016

"Great salad for a summer dinner - went perfectly with our grilled port chops. I left out the radishes, as no one in my family cares for them, but followed the rest of the recipe as written. Will make again!"

tsuop User ID: 6274346 248194
Reviewed May. 13, 2016

"Similar to my Daughter-in-Law's recipe. She uses Ken's Lite Italian and adds chopped mini bologna sticks."

Jami4 User ID: 5573747 242887
Reviewed Jan. 30, 2016

"Even the kids loved it"

KenScheffler User ID: 7268043 229044
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2015

"Probably the best pasta salad I've ever made. Added a grilled chicken breast to make it into a meal. Used Manchego cheese (available at Costco) instead of Swiss for extra flavor. Next time, I will kick it up another notch by adding either toasted slivered almonds, or cashew halves or pistachios."

SuzyQMeyers User ID: 7925986 138363
Reviewed Aug. 10, 2014

"Great side dish for a barbeque, although I added a bit of salad Supreme spice. Yum! Guests and family really enjoyed it.

(Edited for grammatical errors)"

PennsyDutchy User ID: 7880491 67725
Reviewed Aug. 9, 2014

"Use Gazebo Room Greek salad dressing. Much tastier."

bdieges User ID: 3064751 62428
Reviewed Aug. 1, 2014

"Great for a hot day like today. I only gave it four stars, because I didn't use the Italian dressing, I used Kraft's Coleslaw dressing, we don't care for italian dressing, and added smoked salmon to it. Next time I will use ranch. Use quite a bit more dressing than was called for."

Ruffshse User ID: 4225266 157394
Reviewed Apr. 23, 2014

"will be making again"

kmonster User ID: 6670431 156958
Reviewed Jun. 14, 2013

"This is delicious, really when subbing mozzarella cheese!"

czwww001 User ID: 7269055 80061
Reviewed May. 21, 2013

"Nice fresh tasty pasta salad. Will make again soon."

dv80521 User ID: 7268166 153003
Reviewed May. 21, 2013

"This turned out great, my wife and I loved it!"

voodoowitch User ID: 635464 135673
Reviewed Jul. 6, 2012

"This was just okay. I think I would like to try this again and double if not triple the pasta. The dressing wasn't very flavorful either."

daisylady3 User ID: 5147094 207660
Reviewed Jun. 30, 2011

"I made this the other night, and my husband and I both loved it! I will add ham next time to make it more of a main dish. I'm getting ready to send the receipe to my children I know they'll like it too. Will definitely make this again!"

okie_bev User ID: 3135651 135668
Reviewed Jun. 26, 2011

"quick and easy to make, family loved it. Added ham chunks to have a full meal. Will keep this menu for hurry-up meals and church suppers."

summer888 User ID: 4210811 62425
Reviewed Jul. 10, 2010

"Woohoo! Another recipe that my husband likes! This salad is perfect for hot summer days. The crunchy veggies combined with the tricolor spiral pasta has a nice texture and visual appeal. I love being able to use olive oil in the dressing. With fresh garden tomatoes, it is great! This one is going to the next potluck!"

johnsen User ID: 2755435 138361
Reviewed Jul. 8, 2010

"Used extra sharp cheddar cheese in place of Swiss cheese. Excellent"

BrendaBilton User ID: 378571 207659
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2010

"I haven't tried this recipe, but might. My family makes a similar salad with ham & cheddar cheese chunks, radishes, onions, carrots, celery, pepper and garlic powder (season to taste), but we put Marazetti's Southern Slaw dressing on it. If you don't like the italian, you might want to try that."

RiddleLn User ID: 4061416 107787
Reviewed May. 4, 2010

"Great for the summer. I served it over some lettuce just picked from my garden. The colors are wonderful. I used just a little bit of bottled Italian dressing instead of a mix. Definitely will serve again."

anisson User ID: 4764179 136357
Reviewed May. 4, 2010

"I probably won't try this recipe again. We weren't crazy about the italian dressing taste."

brutusgrammy User ID: 1832024 79908
Reviewed May. 3, 2010

"I fixed this for dinner and my husband loved it. Normally he wouldn't eat pasta salad like this. This is definitely 5 stars"

cheriwinkle User ID: 1239361 107782
Reviewed May. 3, 2010

"Great salad-looks and tastes fresh and delicious! I added 1 cup of diced 99% FF ham to make it a main dish salad and used 2% shredded cheddar to reduce calories and fat (FF would work well in this instance also.) Good with or w/o olives."

ttusandra User ID: 3034629 156956
Reviewed May. 2, 2010

"I love the "make ahead" aspect of this. Really helps on busy days."

tkarinas User ID: 4389335 207658
Reviewed May. 1, 2010

"Veggie spiral salad is a good way to use up cold pasta. It's delicious and one my family makes any time we have all the ingredients. It's a keeper and going in my recipe box."

tlans User ID: 847877 62372
Reviewed May. 1, 2010

"I have madeed it using parmaigiano about a 1/4c and bottle f/f Italian dressing and it is better the next day"

juliejl User ID: 1020373 67713
Reviewed May. 1, 2010

"Oops, I also meant to give it 5 stars..."

juliejl User ID: 1020373 161184
Reviewed May. 1, 2010

"I have made different versions of this salad for many years. It is always excellent. It's good with different kinds of cheese (we like cheddar and provolone) and salami if you are meat eaters. Also artichoke hearts, hearts of palm, green and red peppers are excellent. Top with grated parmesan. The possibilities are endless!"

MOMABEE User ID: 4092417 207657
Reviewed May. 1, 2010

"This is an awesome salad recipe. I make mine with shredded carots and chuncks of velveta cheese( or shredded),also. Love it!!"

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