orange sweet & sour pasta salad

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By nellie rickey
from vancouver, WA

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 time 30 Min
cook time 10 Min

Ingredients For orange sweet & sour pasta salad

  • 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
    black olives
  • DRESSING
  • 1/2 can
    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 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
  • 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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