[Recipe] Tangy Vegetable Pasta Salad

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A pasta salad is something for which everyone seems to have a recipe. Or multiple recipes.

This is the recipe for pasta salad that I’m most familiar with. My mom made it and now I like to make it. My husband likes that I make it too. It’s perfect for summer as it will stand up to a warm day, since it’s not made with a mayonnaise based dressing.

Speaking of the dressing, the dressing for this salad may not at first seem very appetizing, but trust me, it’s really tasty.

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[Recipe] Tangy Vegetable Pasta Salad

Makes about 8 cups

4 cups rotini (a 375g box)
1 Tbsp oil
2 medium tomatoes
2 green onions
1/2 medium green pepper
1/2 cucumber


1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup oil
1/3 cup ketchup
1/4 cup white vinegar
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper

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Cook the pasta until it is fully cooked. Drizzle with oil to prevent it from clumping and set aside to cool.

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Chop the vegetables and set aside.

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Mix all dressing ingredients together until well combined.

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Assemble the salad by mixing the pasta, vegetables, and the dressing together.

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Serve cold or at room temperature.


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