A Great Summer Salad - Or Any Time of Year

I am in love with this salad. It is a family favorite!!

Trust me, you'll love it and if you bring it to a picnic or family

gathering, everyone will be asking for the recipe. It doesn't contain

any mayo so it's great for outside events. You have to make it in

advance - so no last minute scrambling. I've tweaked this recipe to

suit my taste so feel free to change it up to fit yours.

make ahead summer salad

Cucumber and Pasta Salad

1 lb penne pasta (boiled, drained, and rinsed with cold water)

3-4 cucumbers (peeled and sliced into half moon shapes) (I use 7 or
 8 cucs - love my veggies!)

1/2 c. vegetable oil

1 and 1/2 c. sugar

1 c. white vinegar

1 tsp. garlic salt (I use a little less)

a dash of pepper

2 T. of prepared, plain yellow mustard

In a large bowl with a tight fitting lid, coat the pasta with the oil.
Add all the other ingredients and stir or cover the bowl and shake to
 mix. Refrigerate for at least eight hours. Shake the bowl
occasionally to distribute the flavors.

This makes A LOT of salad. You can cut the recipe in half if you
 want to. Shaking it from time to time is important. I usually make
 it after dinner then shake it every half hour before I go to bed.
 Then in the morning I'll do the same right up until the time we
 need to leave for the event.

I've had leftovers of this salad in my fridge for up to a week - stays

~ Jenna
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