Garden Pasta Salad

Garden Pasta Salad
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Recommended by Garden View Café at United Hospital Center

Courtesy of USDA MyPlate

Pasta salad is a cool and delightful addition to lunch or dinner. It goes with soup or a sandwich.


  • 1/2 cup macaroni, cooked
  • 1/4 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup cucumber, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup green pepper, diced
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 1/2 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon parsley, chopped (optional)


  1. In a medium-size bowl, combine macaroni, onions, cucumbers, and green peppers. Mix well.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix vinegar, vegetable oil, salt, and pepper. If using parsley, add that too.
  3. Pour the prepared dressing over the pasta. Mix well.
  4. Cover bowl and refrigerate for 30 to 45 minutes. Serve cold.

Nutrition per serving

  • Calories: 34
  • Fat: 1g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 98mg
  • Carbohydrates: 5g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 1g
  • Protein: 1g

Makes 6 servings

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