Orange Sweet & Sour Pasta Salad

nellie rickey


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 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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30 Min
10 Min


  • 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
  • 1/2 c
    cilantro, fresh
  • 1/2
    small jar of sweet pickles
  • 1 can(s)
    black olives

  • 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

How to Make Orange Sweet & Sour Pasta Salad


  1. Boil one box of your preferred pasta..drain 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
  2. chop and prep all of the vegetables..add the frozen corn and peas on top of the pasta..mix other vegetables in well
  3. add all dressing ingredients to a bowl and whisk..pour over pasta..stir and let in cool for at least a hour in the fridge

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About Orange Sweet & Sour Pasta Salad

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

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