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"I don't think America will have really made it until we have our own salad dressing. Until then we're stuck behind the French, Italians, Russians and Caesarians."--Pat McNelis

Pasta Salad Recipe

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Jorden Metzler


16oz rigatoni or mostaccioli macaroni
1 medium red onion, chopped
2 cucumbers, peeled and chopped
2 tomatoes, diced

3/4 cup Wesson oil
3/4 cup white vinegar
3/4 cup white sugar
2 tbsp parsley flakes
1 tbsp dry mustard
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp pepper
1 1/2 tsp garlic powder

1. Boil noodles according to package & drain
2. While noodles are boiling, mix dressing ingredients together
3. Pour dressing over noodles & add onions
4. Let cool overnight-add tomatoes & cucumbers a few hours before serving

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This is a family favorite that my mom & grandma have prepared for decades. It is now my go-to side dish for gatherings!




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