Sweet and Sour Pasta Salad

"Pasta salad that can be made for summer get-togethers, or for your family!"
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  • Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and rinse with cold water.
  • Place in large serving bowl, add onion, tomato, cucumber, green pepper and parsley, set aside.
  • In a saucepan combine the dressing ingredients, cook over medium-low heat for 10 minutes or until sugar is dissolved.
  • Pour over salad and toss.
  • Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  • Serve with slotted spoon.

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  1. does not taste really good and it smells really digusting
  2. Made this for an Easter pot-luck. I was sceptical about the amount of dressing this made - didn't think it would be enough but it was. Took the suggestion from Jillian and used only one cup of sugar and used apple cider vinegar. Very good and a nice change of pace from the ususal Itanian dressing type pasta salad.
  3. This is a great pasta dish! I love the combination of the pasta and the season's fresh vegtables. The dressing went perfectly with it. In fact, I thought it was even better the next day. Thank you for sharing. :-)
  4. Hey, this is really good! I was looking for a pasta salad with a low-fat dressing, but also not a vinaigrette. This is perfect; I did only use 1 cup sugar and that was still sweet enough that hubby asked "Did you put sugar in this?" But it's really good! I decrease the pasta, and add chickpeas and more veggies. Smoked sun-dried tomatoes are awesome in this!!
  5. Absolutely delicious! I made a third of the recipe and ate half of it for lunch today. It's good as-is for a side dish, but I think I'll add some white-meat chicken next time I'm having it as a meal. :)


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