Tuesday, June 14, 2011

A Recipe: Cucumber Mostaccioli Salad

Today I was looking for a recipe to post on Our Krazy Kitchen (I am the contributor every Sunday for Simple Delicious Sundays) and I came across this recipe from last year.  It was fantastic and perfect for the summer.  My friend, JoAnna, made it for a playdate last year so I got the recipe from her.

Cucumber Mostaccioli Salad from my friend, JoAnna Sullivan
1 box of mostaccioli
1 1/2 Tbsp dried parsley flakes
1 1/2 tsp salt 2 tsp pepper
1 1/2 tsp accent
1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 cup vinegar
1 1/2 cup vegetable oil
2-4 cucumbers, diced
1-2 pints grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
1-2 large green bell peppers, diced

Directions:  Cook the pasta according to the directions.  Whisk together all of the ingredients (minus the vegetables).  Add the chopped vegetables together, stir in the pasta and chill.

Here's what you'll need:
Cookthe pasta according to the directions on the box.  While that was cooking, cut up and diced 3 cucumbers.

Halve 2 pints (containers) of cherry tomatoes.

Dice 2 green peppers.

Add all of the herbs, sugar, oil and vinegar.

Stir in the pasta.

Here's what you'll end up with:
Our Thoughts:
A couple of weeks ago my friend, JoAnna, came over for a playdate and she brought this pasta salad.  It was so delicious that I had to make it for the 4th of July and it was a big hit.

The vinegarette dressing is sweet and tangy and when combined with the crunchiness of the cucumbers and green peppers it is a great combination.
Believe me, you will love this!

Hope you enjoy!

*****(5 Stars)--This dish was fantastic!


  1. I made this for memorial day....yum!

  2. YUM. Looks so fresh and yummy :) Thanks for posting!!!

  3. Looks great! It also looks like a dish my girls would eat at 4 and 7yrs.