Orange Sweet & Sour Pasta Salad

nellie rickey

By
@jus4nan

I am a firm believer in making do with what you have..I was going to a summer patio party..I love pasta salad, was concerned with eggs and warm mayonaise due to the 104 degree weather lol..so I looked in my freezer and determined what I had to make a nice dressing and this is what I came up with


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Serves:
8
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
10 Min

Ingredients

1 box
elbow macaroni, cooked
2 Tbsp
hidden valley ranch powder
1
sweet onion
1 pkg
peas, frozen petite
1 pkg
corn kernels, frozen
4 stick
celery
1/2 c
cilantro, fresh
1/2
small jar of sweet pickles
1 can(s)
black olives

DRESSING

1/2 can(s)
orange juice, frozen concentrate
4 Tbsp
seasoned rice vinegar (garlic)
4 Tbsp
olive oil
1 tsp
fresh grated ginger
1/2 tsp
red pepper flakes

Step-By-Step

1Boil one box of your preferred pasta..drain well..do not rinse.add to a large bowl..sprinkle with hidden valley ranch powder..stir until coated..the spices will absorb into the noodle..set aside to finish cooling

2chop and prep all of the vegetables..add the frozen corn and peas on top of the pasta..mix other vegetables in well

3add all dressing ingredients to a bowl and whisk..pour over pasta..stir and let in cool for at least a hour in the fridge

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta Salads
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids