Cucumber Onion Pasta Salad

Today we had our family reunion and I had decided that with lack of time I had to make a quick and easy salad. This salad is so easy but so delicious. It is a great salad for summer occasions but could be made all year too.

Cucumber Onion Pasta Salad

2 Cucumbers

1 Onion ( I used a Vidalia)

1/2 box of Penne Pasta

Green olives

1 1/2 cups of Sugar

1 tablespoon of olive oil

1/2 cup of vinegar

1 teaspoon of salt

1/2 teaspoon of pepper


First I peel the cucumber and then I use a mandolin slicer to slice the onion and cucumber thin. But if you don’t have a mandolin just cut as thin as you can. Meanwhile I cook the pasta according the package. Place the cucumber and onion in a medium bowl. In another bowl whisk the sugar, olive oil, vinegar, salt and pepper. When the sugar is dissolved pour into the cucumbers and onion.  When the pasta is done I run cold water until cold and then add to the cucumber and onions. Chill for about 4 hours and then add the green olives. Seriously you are done. That is it. I use a slotted spoon to serve because there is alot of excess dressing but you could drain some too.


Trust I know the picture looks more like onions than cucumbers but I just should of stirred it a little bit more. I really hope you try this. It is so cool and delicious.


  1. What a unique recipe! I will try this using GF noodles! 🙂 Hope your family reunion was fun!!


    1. We had so much fun at the reunion. This salad is so good and really you don’t even have to put pasta in it.


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