Sandy's Cucumber & Tomato Pasta Salad

Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 45 mins

My mother is a wonderful cook. She makes this pasta salad that I LOVE! It is simple and easy to make. It is not one of those nasty pasta salads that you think of getting at a family reunion.


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. Rinse pasta under cold water till cool, Drain WELL!
  3. Add chopped tomato, cucumber, and green onions.
  4. Mix in mayo, salt, and pepper.
  5. Chill for 30 minutes.
  6. Serve cold.
  7. My mother mentioned that sometimes she adds 2 tablespoons of flat leaf parsley, 1 teaspoon of lemon juice, and that she doesn't add the pepper till she is ready to eat it. I don't do any of that.
Most Helpful

We really enjoyed this and it was quick and simple. I added a little garlic powder to it just to jazz it up a little. Thanks for posting.

colezkim January 13, 2010

I thought this was a pretty good simple salad. It would be great for a potluck or BBQ. I used large shell pasta (what I had on hand) It had a bit too much mayo for my taste. I think that next time I would use 3/4-1/2 a cup. I would also add some garlic or some bacon bits to top. It was very fast though and tastes better the second day. Thanks so much! Made for Fall PAC 2008

Proud Veteran's wife September 27, 2008