Monday, September 22, 2014

Not Your Same Old Pasta Salad


This pasta is very summery, and definitely on the sweet side, but it is a very nice side dish, and a different way to use your garden fresh cucumbers.

Kim's Summer Cucumber Pasta Salad


1 (8 ounce) package bow tie pasta
1 large cucumber, thinly sliced
1 1/2 teaspoons dried dill
3/4 cup white vinegar
1 cup white sugar
1 cup water
1 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 tablespoon prepared mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper


Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook the bow tie pasta at a boil, stirring occasionally, until cooked through yet firm to the bite, about 12 minutes. Drain and rinse several times with cold water until pasta is cool.

Stir pasta, cucumber, onion, and dill in a salad bowl. Whisk vinegar, sugar, water, vegetable oil, mustard, salt, and black pepper in a separate bowl until sugar and salt have dissolved. Pour dressing over the pasta mixture and toss lightly to coat with dressing. Let chill for 2 hours before serving.

Source:, submitted by mmihlbachler. You can find it here.

Notes: I liked this. I personally would have cut down the sugar a little, but you can do that to your own taste. Very refreshing and summery!

1 comment:

  1. The comments on the website talked about cutting it down. I only made 1/2 the dressing. Otherwise, it's just soup. This was a fan fav, though.