GARDEN PASTA SALAD

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Garden pasta salad is a favorite with my family.

Garden Pasta Salad is a great salad but a little different since the dressing is sweet and sour.  We really like this for a change from the usual pasta salad. You can use your imagination and add other veggies, too.

Garden pasta salad is wonderful with any meal anytime.

1 1/2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni, cooked according to package directions for salad pasta

1 cup celery, chopped

1/2 cup green pepper, chopped

1 cup cucumber, peeled and chopped

2 or 3 large tomatoes, chopped (could use cherry tomatoes)

1/4 cup green onion, chopped (could use regular onion)

Salt & Pepper to taste

Prepare pasta according to package directions for salad. In a large salad bowl add pasta and remaining ingredients.  Toss with dressing. Refrigerate for several hours or overnight. Makes about 8 to 10 servings and keeps several days in the refrigerator.  Enjoy!

Dressing:

1/2 cup sugar

1/3 cup apple cider vinegar

1 teaspoon dried basil

1/2 teaspoon minced garlic

Combine ingredients in a saucepan and cook on low heat on top of the stove until sugar dissolves.  Pour over salad.

 
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5 from 9 votes

Garden Pasta Salad

This refreshing pasta salad is one your family will love. The dressing is wonderful! Great reviews on this one.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 30 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American, southern
Keyword: garden salad, pasta salad
Servings: 8 servings
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni cooked according to package directions for salad pasta
  • 1 cup celery chopped
  • 1/2 cup green pepper chopped
  • 1 cup cucumber peeled and chopped
  • 2 or 3 large tomatoes chopped (could use cherry tomatoes)
  • 1/4 cup green onion chopped (could use regular onion)
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Dressing:

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic

Instructions

  • Prepare pasta according to package directions for salad. In a large salad bowl add pasta and remaining ingredients. Toss with dressing. Refrigerate for several hours or overnight. Makes about 8 to 10 servings and keeps several days in the refrigerator.

Dressing Instructions:

  • Combine ingredients in a saucepan and cook on low heat on top of the stove until sugar dissolves. Pour over salad.

 
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