Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 0 mins

A nice light pasta salad for lunch or patio supper. It goes together in a hurry. Low in calories and fat.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring 3 quarts water to a boil over medium-high heat.
  2. Pour in pasta and return to a boil.
  3. Cook until al dente, 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine vinegar, oil, sugar, chili oil, and salt; mix well.
  5. Add the cucumber, bell pepper, and onion, and toss to coat.
  6. Drain the pasta and rinse with cold water.
  7. Drain again, add to the cucumber mixture, and toss well.
  8. Serve immediately or cover and chill.


Most Helpful

WOW! This was absolutely wonderful! It had a very refreshing taste, the thing I always look for in a salad. The flavor was mild- yet a tiny bit piquant, but I did add some more chili oil (I couldn't help myself, I love it hot!). I also added some chopped cilantro for color, but someone might just as easily add some chopped parsley. It did add to the appearance overall. Those were my only touches, but this salad was great even on its own. Thanks, Miss Annie!

Sue Lau October 24, 2002

This was very good. I used olive oil to make it even healthier and added cherry tomatos which made it very pretty. Great to serve at a bbq.! Thanks for the recipe.

Little Bee April 05, 2003

Very nice, light pasta salad. I used sesame oil for a stronger flavor and it worked nicely. YUM!

Amy020 July 11, 2004

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