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Summer Pasta Salad Recipe

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This recipe for Summer Pasta Salad, by , is from Our Family Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Lou Waters
Added: Wednesday, August 18, 2010


16 ounce Spiral Pasta
1 tablespoon Salad Oil or Olive Oil
1 Onion
1 Cucumber
1 small jar of Diced pimento - drained
1 Tablespoon Parsley Flakes

Optional Ingredients
Diced celery, tomato, broccoli, and carrots.

1 1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 cup vinegar
1 teaspoon Salt
1 teaspoon Pepper
1 teaspoon Garlic Salt or 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
1 Tablespoon mustard

Cook pasta according to directions.
Drain and cool.
Mix dressing until sugar melts.
In a large bowl or pot, mix pasta, dressing, and other ingredients.
Best if made the day before.
Keeps up to 1 week.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This is delicious.




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