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Pearly Shell Salad Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Fay Cooper
Added: Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 cups tiny shell pasta
12 cups boiling water
2 tsp salt
1 medium english cucumber, with peel, diced
1 1/2 cups halved cherry tomatoes
6 green onions, thinly sliced
1 cup thinly sliced celery

Dressing

3/4 cup Salad dressing (or mayonnaise)2 tbsp milk
1 tsp white vinegar
1 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp onion salt

Directions:
Directions:
Cook pasta in boiling water and salt in large uncovered pot for 8 -11 minutes until tender but firm. Drain. Rinse with cold water. Drain well. Return to pot.

Add cucumber, tomatoes, green onion and celery. Stir

Dressing: Stir all 5 ingredients together in small bowl until sugar is dissolved. Add to pasta mixture. Toss until well coated.

 

 

 

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