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.

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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.

 

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