Sunday, August 23, 2009

Cucumber Pasta Salad.

Made this for a dinner party at Robyn's. It was a good evening of visiting with two of my college buddies and their hubbies (and child). Great seeing you Robyn (and Ryan) and Gretchen (and Lance and Elsie).

Anyway, this is a simple pasta salad that gave me an opportunity to use of some of the cucumbers from my garden.

Cucumber Pasta Salad
1 box of noodles
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon pepper
1 1/2 cups sugar
3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1 cup white vinegar
2 tablespoons yellow mustard
2 cups of chopped cucumbers (I left the skins on)

Cook, drain and rinse noodles as package directs. Add 1/3 cup olive oil and let stand for 30
minutes. Combine the rest of the ingredients (minus the cucumbers). Pour over noodles. Mix in cucumbers. Chill 1 hour before serving.
It's nice and light - a hint of sweet and a hint of sour. Perfect for your end of summer celebrations.


Barb said...

...yeah this is a good summer salad! Tessie gave this recipe to me awhile ago.

Heidi Marie said...

This is one of my favorite summer salads!