The Pioneer Woman Tasty Kitchen
Profile Photo

Sweet and Sour Pasta Salad

5.00 Mitt(s) 1 Rating(s)1 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 5

Prep:

Cook:

Level: Easy

System:

10
x

Print Options

Page size Letter 3x5 4x6
Text Size Small Medium Large
Content Include description
Include prep time, etc.
Show image

Description

This tangy pasta salad always gets compliments at potlucks. It’s a good change from the norm.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Rotini
  • ⅔ cups Vegetable Oil
  • 1-½ cup Sugar
  • 1-½ cup White Vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Salt
  • 2 Tablespoons Dry Mustard
  • Salt And Pepper, to taste
  • Thinly Sliced Cucumbers
  • Broccoli Florets
  • Onion, Sliced

Preparation

Cook, drain and cool pasta. Add 2/3 C. oil and toss.

In separate bowl, blend sugar, vinegar, garlic salt, mustard, salt and pepper. Add pasta, vegetables, and toss together.

Marinade overnight, mixing occasionally.

3 Comments

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Profile photo of princessmomma

princessmomma on 10.1.2009

I’ve made this twice and it’s delicious! I use bow-tie pasta, and add lots of fresh veggies – julienned carrots, broccoli florets, red onion, red bell pepper, and cucumber. It’s best made at least a day in advance to really get those flavors to meld.

Profile photo of rachelcooks

rachelcooks on 7.27.2009

I made this the other night for my husband and a friend we had over for dinner. It was the perfect hot-day meal! Both really loved it, as did I! Since I didn’t have either broccoli or cucumbers, I substituted Bell Peppers instead and I added black olives. I thought it was great!

Profile photo of tavah316

tavah316 on 7.15.2009

Looks good! I recently made a fruit salad w/ an identical dressing – it was strange to have on fruit, but tasted great!

One Review

You must be logged in to post a review.

Profile photo of Mary Beth

Mary Beth on 2.21.2013

My husband plays in a tennis league, and has to help provide refreshments. In the middle of the summer he was assigned pasta salad. Knowing that most mayo-laden salads couldn’t handle sitting out in the Georgia heat for hours, I went looking for an alternative. This recipe is what I found.

Deceptively simple, the ingredients really do make a salad with a sweet and sour taste. It was such a hit, my husband got assigned pasta salad for the rest of the summer. I’ve since made it for other potlucks, and it’s been raved about every time.

Two things to be aware of: it does make a very large amount, so if you’re just making it for your family you probably want to halve everything. And since it doesn’t specify, I tried sweet, then red onion, and liked red onions in it the best.

Related Recipes

Caesar Pasta Salad
Profile Photo by Krystle in Salads
Crispy veggies and creamy caesar dressing make this pasta salad stand...
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 8 Level: Easy


Vegan Pasta Salad
Profile Photo by Paige Jordan in Salads
Vegan pasta salad with chickpeas! Easy and healthy, a perfect meal...
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 1 Level: Easy


Vegan Pasta Salad
Profile Photo by Kailey in Salads
A super easy vegan pasta salad. Fresh summer veggies tossed in...
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 8 Level: Easy


Green Goddess Pasta Salad
Profile Photo by Jan Nunes-EnchartedCook.com in Salads
Tangy clean herbal notes are an easy twist on old school...
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 8 Level: Easy


Copycat Supreme Pasta Salad
Profile Photo by Patricia @ ButterYum in Salads
This is my take on a famous "brand name recipe" from...
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 8 Level: Easy