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Rainbow Pasta Salad II

Rainbow Pasta Salad II

  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    10 m
  • Ready In

    1 h 25 m
JENNIEANNE

JENNIEANNE

This is a really quick and easy pasta salad. Great for picnics and BBQ's.

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 387 kcal
  • 19%
  • Fat:
  • 16.7 g
  • 26%
  • Carbs:
  • 51.7g
  • 17%
  • Protein:
  • 8.3 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 924 mg
  • 37%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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 and rinse in cold water.
  2. In a large bowl combine tomatoes, cucumbers, onion, cooled pasta and Italian dressing. Refrigerate overnight, or for at least 1 hour.
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Jeanne
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Jeanne

5/31/2011

Once again, a great "basic" recipe with plenty of opportunity for variation. My tips for a gorgeous and delicious salad: 1) don't overcook the pasta. your salad will turn to into a broken mushy mess. 2) you MUST refrigerate this for at least 4 hours. even if you start with cold ingredients, the flavors must have time to come together. 3) cheap salad dressing will ruin this dish. go for the good stuff, whatever you use. 4) the salad is not meant to be "wet & drippy". go easy on the dressing. add salad seasoning or spices from your own rack if it needs a kick. 5) grape tomatoes cut in half and english cucumber keep the salad from getting soggy. 6) whatever spice you use, stay away from salt. it will make the tomatoes and cucumbers run. 7) don't be tempted to add too much liquid. your veggies will create more juice and the longer the salad sits, it will get wetter and your noodles will continue to swell.

SHERS54
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SHERS54

7/17/2004

I loved this recipe!! I added a small can of black olives and a chopped green pepper. I also put in creamy italian dressing,this being so rich I only needed about 1/3 of the bottle. Will be making this often as it is a great summer side dish!

JENHARVHOL
56

JENHARVHOL

6/1/2003

I wanted a basic pasta salad recipe to keep on hand just in case... this was the one! Very easy and straightforward. Love the red onions. I used fat free Italian dressing and found the taste was still great. An added bonus is that I usually have the ingedients on hand. Low-fat and easy, definitely a keeper.

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