This sweet yet savory pasta salad calls for rotini noodles, fresh vegetables and a sweet cucumber vinaigrette.
Yield: 6 servings Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 8 hours (must be refrigerated overnight) Difficulty Rating:
Nutritional Highlights: Cucumbers are a great source of potassium, which can help reduce blood pressure and heart rate. Recipe Created By: Charlyn Fargo Recipe From: Illinois Farm Bureau Partners
½ pound rotini pasta noodles, cooked (½ pound equals 2 heaping cups uncooked)
tomatoes, diced ½ cup green
pepper, diced ½ cup celery, diced
broccoli florets ½ cup
cauliflower florets ½ cup frozen
½ cup finely chopped onion
½ cup finely chopped cucumber
¾ cup sugar
½ cup white vinegar
½ cup oil
1 teaspoon yellow mustard
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
½ teaspoon garlic powder
Cook rotini until al dente, and rinse.
Combine chopped onion and cucumber in a bowl. Add cooked
pasta. Combine remainder of dressing ingredients. Heat until sugar is dissolved. Pour over pasta, and refrigerate overnight. The next morning, add all of the
vegetables. Add more of each fresh vegetable if desired. Combine with pasta and dressing. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Serves 6.
Recipe From: Farm Flavor - www.farmflavor.com
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