Easy Eats: Cool Cucumber Pasta Salad
We are in the thick of summer, camping, picnics and potlucks. As you prepare for your next “Eating Outing” may I suggest the Cool Cucumber Pasta Salad? This salad is so fresh with just the right amount of sweet and salty flavors mixed together.
As I was making this pasta salad and slicing the beautiful cucumbers I ordered from CobornsDelivers, I got to thinking… this is probably enough that I could make more pasta. So instead of making only half of the box of Creamette Quick Cook Penne, I made the entire box. Then I simply doubled the rest of my recipe with it. So basically, I doubled everything in the recipe except for the cucumber and the onions. That is what is nice about this recipe, you can really make it to your liking.
Speaking of the Creamette Quick Cook Penne, I had never tried it before this recipe. It is a great invention. It seems as though the noodles are a little smaller than a regular Penne noodle, but that is the only difference I noticed. You simply bring your water to a rapid boil, add your pasta and boil for only 3 minutes. Strain and rinse and you are done! I will definitely be buying this again, just one more convenience in life that I appreciate.
As the recipe calls for, chill 4 hours before serving. DO THIS. The flavors all mix together so nicely after it sits and it is just that much more delicious.
I made this salad for my 4th of July Celebration Potluck and it was a hit, everyone loved it and asked for the recipe. I simply told them to check out CobornsDelivers and in a couple clicks you can add everything to your basket! #EasyEatsSavesTime!
Prep Time: 20 Minutes
8 Oz. Penne Pasta, uncooked
1 T. Canola Oil
2 Medium Cucumbers, thinly sliced
1 Medium Onion, thinly sliced
1-1/2 Cups Sugar
1 Cup Water
3/4 Cup White Vinegar
1 T. Prepared Mustard
1 T. Dried Parsley Flakes
1 tsp. Salt
1 tsp. Pepper
1/2 tsp. Garlic Salt
Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and rinse in cold water.
Place pasta in a large bowl; stir in oil, cucumbers and onions.
In a small bowl, whisk the remaining ingredients.
Pour over salad; toss to coat.
Cover and chili for 4 hours, stirring occasionally.
Serve with a slotted spoon.
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