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pasta salad with a twist

★★★★★ 4
a recipe by
Elsa Dreyer
Ventura, CA

You will go back for 2nd helpings. This salad is a BBQ must!

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A BBQ must, indeed! A little bit of spice, a little bit of tang, and a whole lot of delicious. This recipe is also flexible enough to allow for the substitution of other veggies that you may have on hand.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 4
serves 8
prep time 20 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For pasta salad with a twist

  • 1 pkg
    spiral or any curly pasta
  • 1
    onion finely chopped
  • 1
    each yellow, green, red and orange peppers chopped
  • 3/4 c
  • 1/2 c
    white balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 c
  • 1/4 c
    olive oil
  • 1 tsp
    curry powder
  • 1 tsp
    chili flakes

How To Make pasta salad with a twist

  • 1
    Cook pasta as per instructions on package. Drain and let cool. Do not rinse.
  • 2
    In a saucepan, combine ketchup, vinegar, sugar, olive oil, curry powder and chilies. Bring to a boil and cook for 10 minutes on medium heat. Let cool.
  • 3
    Combine peppers and onion with pasta and pour ketchup mixture over. Mix well, cover and refrigerate for 24 hours.
  • 4
    Serve at room temperature.