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

4 5

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.

4 5

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.

4 5

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.