Garden Pasta Salad
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Garden Pasta Salad

A pasta salad recipe that is easy to make ahead with Cheddar cheese, vegetables and rotini pasta in a sweet-sour dressing.

12
servings
40 min
PREP TIME
08 hrs 40 min
TOTAL TIME

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

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Cook rotini according to package directions. Rinse with cold water. Drain.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine cooked rotini and all remaining salad ingredients in bowl.

  3. STEP 3

    Stir together sugar, vinegar and oil in another bowl until sugar dissolves. Pour dressing over salad; toss until well-coated.

  4. STEP 4

    Cover; refrigerate, stirring occasionally, 8 hours or overnight until flavors are blended.

  5. STEP 5

    Add salt and pepper to taste just before serving.

Nutrition

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

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  April 06, 2010

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,

— says Cerdo
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  September 11, 2009

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.

— says Ann
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