Tuesday, June 8, 2010

The Best Pasta Salad Ever!

I don't have a picture of it, but I wanted to share this recipe with you. I made this recently for my crop the other day and it was a hit! They even came back for seconds AFTER they had homemade Blueberry Cheesecake! I got this recipe from Paula Deen...and changed it a little. I added cucumbers, garlic and decreased the sugar...oh, I also took out the yucky peas! But if you must, you can add those back in...ick! lol

1 Cucumber (I am really liking the English Cucumbers...they are smaller and have less seeds)
2 cups mayo
1/2 medium onion
3/4 cup sugar (yes, Paula had MORE sugar then that!)
1 cup cold water
1/2 cup white vinegar
2 cloves of garlic, minced (because in our house EVERYTHING needs garlic!)
16 ounces of Raditore pasta cooked and drained (this one is hard to find, so I normally will use rotini pasta...I even have used the bow tie pasta...because that is what I had!)

In a large bowl, combine mayo, onion, sugar, water, vinegar and garlic. Stir. Then add cucumbers. Stir in COOKED pasta. Stir! It will look watery! YOU MUST cover and chill overnight. The next day stir and it has become very creamy. You can garnish with a sliced hard boiled egg if you choose...I normally don't do that part, but you can.

Very easy and VERY good!

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