Cucumber Pasta Salad

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    Cucumber Pasta Salad

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    This is a great cucumber pasta salad which you can make very quickly. It's delicious as a side dish at a barbecue or just with dinner.

    Ingredients
    Serves: 8 

    • 400g uncooked spiral pasta
    • 2 cucumbers, chopped
    • 1/2 onion, finely chopped
    • 10 cherry tomatoes, quartered
    • 3/4 cup pitted black olives, sliced
    • 1 cup Italian-style salad dressing

    Directions
    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Extra time:2hours chilling  ›  Ready in:2hours30min 

    1. Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil over high heat. Once the water is boiling stir in the pasta and return to a boil. Cook uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the pasta has cooked through but is still firm to the bite, about 8 minutes. Drain and cool by running cold water over the pasta in a colander set in the sink.
    2. Combine cooked and cooled pasta with the cucumbers, onion, tomatoes and olives in a large bowl. Pour the Italian dressing over the salad and stir to combine. Cover and refrigerate for at least two hours before serving.
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    I don't normally like pasta salad, but after a couple of modifications this was quite pleasant. I took jennifermorse's suggestion of crumbling in some feta, but I'm not a big fan of red onions, so I added about 1.5T of fresh chives instead. Because of the intensity of the chives and feta flavors, I also cut the quantity of Italian salad dressing in half and added just a touch of olive oil. I also substituted penne for the rotini since it was on sale this week, but I'm not sure how much that actually affected the flavor/texture.  -  24 Jun 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

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    I love this recipe and have made it for years! I add a little bit of red onion and feta cheese to make it a little more "Greek."  -  21 Jun 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

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    "Easy" and delicious! This is a very simple salad that comes together quickly but tastes wonderful. It's a great base to throw in whatever you want to make it you own. I used tri-colored pasta and red onion. I also threw in some chopped fresh spinach and roasted red pepper along with some shredded Parmesan cheese. For the dressing I used "Nonna's Tuscan Salad Dressing" from this site. Definitely chill for a couple hours before serving.  -  30 Jul 2011  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

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