I love a good pasta salad as a side dish, especially during hot weather and we have had some hot days this summer. For this recipe, I tweaked my old favorite cucumber salad recipe to make it into this Pasta Veggie Salad.
I used fresh cucumbers and tomatoes from my garden, but feel free to substitute any kind of veggies you like. It will still turn out great!
10oz pasta (about 2/3 of a 16oz. box) cooked and drained
1 medium cucumber
1 medium tomato
1 cup mayonnaise (I used light.)
1/4 cup granulated sugar
4 tsp. apple cider vinegar
1/2 tsp. dried dill weed
1/2 tsp. salt
Start by cooking and draining the pasta. Rinse in cool water to stop the cooking process. Finely chop the cucumber and tomato.
Combine the mayo, sugar, vinegar, dill and salt in a large bowl until smooth.
Add the cooked pasta and veggies and toss to coat. Put it in the refrigerator until thoroughly chilled and enjoy! This makes a great side dish, but would also be a perfect light lunch by itself.