Like No Other Pasta Salad

Like No Other Pasta Salad

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"This is a unique and simple pasta salad recipe I got from an old friend. Fresh vegetables such as grape tomatoes make a nice addition. Great for a summer picnic!"
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8 h 20 m servings 270 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 270 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 10.4 g
  • 16%
  • Carbs:
  • 38.6g
  • 12%
  • Protein:
  • 5.8 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 293 mg
  • 12%

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. Cook penne at a boil until tender yet firm to the bite, about 11 minutes. Drain and rinse under cold water. Transfer to a large bowl.
  2. Blend onion, cucumber, canola oil, vinegar, sugar, garlic powder, salt, mustard, parsley, and pepper in a food processor or blender until smooth, about 2 minutes.
  3. Pour sauce over pasta; toss to coat. Refrigerate 8 hours or overnight.



I made this salad and was very surprised how good it was. I made the dressing as written but changed the ingredents for the salad. Whole wheat pasta, red peppers, tomatoes, celery, baby spinach ...

I made this earlier today for a lunch I am hosting tomorrow so its only been sitting for about 4 hours and the recipe does state to let it sit for 8 to 24 hours before serving. I wanted to give ...

Cloyingly sweet and too much liquid. I salvaged it with the juice & zest of 1 Meyer lemon, celery salt, 2 stalks of celery, the rest of the cucumber, and strained off the extra liquid.

made this recipe as listed and added tomatoes, spinach, green pepper, fresh basil. Used gluten free penne. Will try adding chicken next time. My guests loved it!

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