Fruit & Vegetable Pasta Salad

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 0 mins

The Home Cooking Magazine for July/August 2005, provides this recipe of a cool & refreshing salad that can be made year 'round!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (12 ounce) package tri-color spiral pasta
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 12 teaspoon fresh gingerroot, peeled, minced
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 (16 ounce) bagfrozen stir fry vegetables
  • 1 (20 ounce) can pineapple chunks in juice
  • 13 cup frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions, then drain.
  2. While pasta is cooking, heat oil in 12" skillet over medium-high heat.
  3. Add gingerroot, soy sauce & frozen vegetables to skillet, & saute about 6 minutes, stirring frequently, until vegetables are thawed & heated through.
  4. Place drained pasta, cooked vegetable mixture, pineapple chunks with juice & orange juice concentrate in large serving bowl, & mix well.
  5. Cover & refrigerate at least 8 hours.
Most Helpful

We've just enjoyed this for lunch. I made a quarter size amount last night for three of us, so yes it did sit for the required 8 hours! I made a couple of changes to meet taste preferences: I used only a pinch of ginger (and I confess it was not fresh ginger root) and I used a small can of mandarin segments in place of the pineapple chunks, simply because I prefer them. I also followed homegirl's suggestion of using garlic (2 cloves minced) and brown sugar (2 teaspoons) instead of the orange juice concentrate (which I've never bought; I just buy regular fresh orange juice). In adding the mandarin segments, I added only about 1/3 cup of the juice as that's what looked right. Thanks for sharing this tasty, easy to prepare and unusual recipe. Made for PRMR.

bluemoon downunder January 13, 2009

This is one of those food items that just kinda growns on ya. It got better with each bite. I made this last night to bring for lunch for several of the ladies in my office and each one of them said the same thing. A kinda strange combination of flavors that worked well for all of us. Thanks Syd. I'll make this again.

~Nimz~ March 08, 2007

I pretty much eye balled this. I added garlic to the sauce and brown sugar instead of oj. I also used fresh pinapple (yum) It is a nice light change of pace.

startnover March 05, 2007