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Summer Pasta Salad I


"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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30 m servings 479 cals
Original recipe yields 10 servings


  • Calories:
  • 479 kcal
  • 24%
  • Fat:
  • 24.4 g
  • 38%
  • Carbs:
  • 60.5g
  • 20%
  • Protein:
  • 6.7 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 1021 mg
  • 41%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  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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  1. 26 Ratings

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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 ...

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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.

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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 ...

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 t...

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!!

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.

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.

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...

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.

This is an awesome salad recipe. My husband loves it. It is very sweet tasting and awesome on a hot summer day.

I used Kraft Tuscan House Italian and this was so good! The pasta turns pink which can be off putting to some people, but once they realize it's Catalina dressing they love it! I omitted the b...