Allison's Tailgate Pasta Salad

Allison Hazell


What makes this a "tailgate" pasta salad? The fact that there are no dairy products in it and it stays tasty and good for hours outside! This has a sweet "tang" to it and is quite addictive. A great compliment to Burgers, ribs, steaks, etc. Much healthier than the traditional creamy pasta salads, I think you'll find it a great new way to make a pretty and delicious Pasta Salad.


★★★★★ 1 vote

20 Min


  • 1 lb
    mostacoli or rotini noodles cooked and coated with vegetable oil
  • 1 small
    jar of pimentos
  • 1
    cucumber chopped small
  • 1 medium
    onion, chopped fine

  • 1/2 c
  • 1 c
    sugar (although i use 1/2-2/3 cup)
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    garlic salt
  • 1 tsp
  • 2 Tbsp
    prepared mustard
  • 1/2 tsp

How to Make Allison's Tailgate Pasta Salad


  1. Combine/shake vigorously, first 6 ingredients of dressing into a plastic bottle/shaker until fully integrated.
  2. Combine the onion, cucumber, pimento and parlsey with the cooked noodles
  3. Stir dressing into the pasta mixture until well covered. Chill in refrigerator for an hour or two. Restir pasta salad before serving. This stays good in the refrigerator for up to a week!

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About Allison's Tailgate Pasta Salad

Course/Dish: Salads, Pasta, Pasta Salads, Salads
Collection: Let's Have A Picnic
Hashtag: #TAILGATE

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