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a bowl of delicious non creamy pasta salad
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The Ultimate Non Creamy Pasta Salad Recipe

A perfect side dish, this flavourful pasta salad with a non-creamy homestyle vinaigrette dressing is quick to make and lasts for days in the fridge.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: garden vegetables, pasta, salad
Servings: 8 people
Author: Jane and Sonja
Cost: $4


  • 3 cups shell macaroni
  • 1/2 cup green bell peppers, chopped
  • 1 cup brocolli, chopped
  • 1/2 cup cucumbers, chopped
  • 1/2 cup carrots, shredded
  • 4 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 4 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 dash pepper
  • 1/2 cup green or spanish onion, chopped


  • Chop all the vegetables and shred the carrots.
  • In a small bowl, mix the vegetables and a few dashes of salt. Let it sit for 10 minutes while pasta cooks.
  • In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook pasta until al dente, rinse under cold water and drain.
  • Whisk together the oil, vinegar, salt and pepper.
  • In a large salad bowl, combine the pasta and vegetable mixture.
  • Pour dressing over the salad; toss and refrigerate overnight before serving.
  • Any leftovers can be stored in an air-tight container in the fridge for days.