Tomato Cucumber Pasta Salad Recipe

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Tomato Cucumber Pasta Salad

Betty Deleon


My hubby loves this pasta salad in the summer when the days are, "just to hot for hot meals".

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Several, keeps in fridg. 3 days covered tightly.


30 Min


6 large
tomatoes cut into bite size chunks
4 medium
cucumbers peeled cut into bite size chunks
2 medium
sweet onions diced
1 jar 12 oz
sliced green olives with pimentoes drained
1/2 c
banana peppers diced
1 tsp
fresh garlic in the jar
1 tsp
lemon pepper
1 c
cheese, shredded your choice
1-13.25oz box
penne pasta whole grain or your choice
1 c
italian salad dressing

Directions Step-By-Step

Prepare pasta by directions on box, Do not over-cook the pasta. Drain well, rinse with cold water untill cool to the touch.Place pasta in large bowl. Add garlic,lemon pepper mix well till pasta is coated.
Add the prepared tomatoes,cucumbers,onions,olives,banana peppers,italian dressing(add less or more dressing to your taste) and toss till mixed and coated well with dressing. Do not add shredded cheese till salad has been placed into serving bowl.Cheese tends to get soggy and pale when mixed in the salad and placed in the refrigerator, caused from moisture.
Cover tightly with lid,place in refrigerator chill for 1 hour before serving.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta Salads
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy
Hashtag: #Summer