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Summer Pasta Salad I Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

Summer Pasta Salad I

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"This is a great pasta salad, light and refreshing and a great family favorite! Has Catalina and Italian dressing, veggies and vinegar that gives it that zing! This is best when prepared the day before to get the full flavor!"

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Original recipe makes 10 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins
  • READY IN

    30 mins

Directions

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
  2. In a small saucepan, bring vinegar and sugar to a boil. Boil for one minute.
  3. In large bowl, combine vinegar mixture, Catalina dressing and Italian dressing. Mix well. Add pasta, cucumber, olives, tomato, onion, carrots, and bell pepper; toss. Season with celery salt, salt and pepper. Refrigerate until serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 09, 2004

This is a wonderful summertime side dish with all of its fresh veggies. The dressing is sweet and tangy -- a nice change from the mayo based versions. My only gripe is that the prep time is a lot longer than stated. I knew it would be as I wanted to take the extra time too to cut things up nice and small so it would be visually appealing. The pasta also holds up great with this dressing. Definitely make the night before so all of the flavors have a chance to really soak in.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 14, 2003

Made this recipe to the letter and found it to be just average. Taste was ok, not the really great recipe I was hoping for. Won't bother to make it again.

 
Jul 11, 2003

My husband and I enjoyed this pasta dish. It has great flavor like no other pasta salad we have had. I used Paul Newman's Italian dressing with it and it was great. I hope others will enjoy this dish also.

 
Apr 28, 2003

This recipe caught my eye so I made it and took it to a cookout. It was a BIG hit!! Nice "zing" in every bite!!

 
May 13, 2003

My husband and I found it very delicious. It was my first time making a pasta salad. We prefer a little less Catalina dressing and more Italian.

 
Jul 08, 2007

This salad has a great tangy flavor - I will make it again! Unless you are serving this to a large crowd, you might want to cut the recipe in half. I had a ton left over.

 
Aug 23, 2007

EXCELLENT!! I have been waiting to find a pasta salad recipe and this one is fantastic! I modified it (just threw a few things in instead of all the veges)and LOVED it! Thanks for the awesome recipe!

 
Jul 07, 2010

It was very good and something different than the usual summer salads. It tastes like a spaghetti salad...the only thing I did different was add some mozarella cheese.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 479 kcal
  • 24%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 60.5 g
  • 20%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 24.4 g
  • 38%
  • Fiber
  • 2.9 g
  • 11%
  • Protein
  • 6.7 g
  • 13%
  • Sodium
  • 1021 mg
  • 41%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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