Cool Cucumber Pasta

Vicki Meyer Adrian
In memory of Lovella Adrian

16 oz. Penne (tube) pasta
1 T. vegetable oil
2 or 3 med. cucumbers, thinly sliced
1 med. red onion, thinly sliced
1 1/2 c. sugar
1 c. water
3/4 c. vinegar
1 T. prepared mustard
1 T. dried parsley
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper
1/2 tsp. garlic powder or salt

Cook the pasta according to package directions.  Drain and rinse in cold water.  Place in a large container.  Add oil, cucumbers and onion.  Combine remaining ingredients (I blend them all in my blender); pour over salad and chill 3-4 hours or overnight.  (This recipe is better the longer it marinates).  Serve with a slotted spoon.  **NOTE: This recipe has been served many, many times during events at Adrians…always to rave reviews.

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Downtown Buhler, Kansas
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This recipe is featured in Adrian’s “Between Friends” Cookbook.

4 responses

6 07 2011
Brenda Lansdown

Have used this recipe many times. One of my favorites.

6 07 2011
Vicki Adrian

It is such an easy, make ahead recipe and so refreshing & COLD for summer!

26 04 2013
Kathy Voth

Vicki — I think the first time I tried this at one of your holiday open houses several years ago, it used a different type of pasta — maybe even spaghetti — am I dreaming, or is that right? Whatever the case may be, it was delicious.

8 05 2013
Vicki Adrian

Probably so Kathy… We have served it for YEARS in honor of my mother-in-law, Lovella. It was her favorite! Have a great week! Vicki

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