Garden Pasta Salad

Garden Pasta Salad
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2 Reviews
A pasta salad recipe that is easy to make ahead with Cheddar cheese, vegetables and rotini pasta in a sweet-sour dressing.
40 min
Prep Time
8:40
Total Time
12 servings

Ingredients

Salad

12 ounces (3 cups)
uncooked dried rotini (corkscrew or pasta twists)
1 (8-ounce) package (2 cups)
Cheddar cheese, cubed
2 medium (1 cup)
carrots, shredded
1 medium (1/2 cup)
green bell pepper, chopped
5 ribs (2 cups)
celery, chopped

Dressing

1 cup
sugar
1/2 cup
white vinegar or cider vinegar
1/3 cup
vegetable oil
 
Salt
Pepper

Directions

  1. Cook rotini according to package directions. Rinse with cold water. Drain.
  2. Combine cooked rotini and all remaining salad ingredients in bowl.
  3. Stir together sugar, vinegar and oil in another bowl until sugar dissolves. Pour dressing over salad; toss until well-coated.
  4. Cover; refrigerate, stirring occasionally, 8 hours or overnight until flavors are blended.
  5. Add salt and pepper to taste just before serving.

Recipe Tips

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories
310
Cholesterol
20mg
Carbohydrates
40g
Protein
9g
Fat
13g
Sodium
150mg
Dietary Fiber
1g

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Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

Excellent recipe!, I would suggest that you add some iberico ham also called pata negra or jamon iberico, this would greatly improve the taste of the salad while still making it suitable for people on low-fat diets since iberico ham has plenty of full "good cholesterol"! Thank you for an excellent suggestion,

Rating

This recipe was quick. The dressing is so simple too. Next time I will add less sugar. It was a little too sweet for our taste. I added red pepper for more color also. Great recipe.

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