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Tangy Vegetable Pasta Salad

The variety of ingredients in Wilma Jones' delicious pasta salad will take your taste buds in different directions. "It's surprising how well the zippy citrus and raw vegetable flavors blend," she comments from Mobile, Alabama.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2-1/4 cups uncooked spiral pasta
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 plum tomatoes, sliced
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 cup sliced radishes
  • 1/2 cup chopped peeled cucumber
  • DRESSING:
  • 1/3 cup spicy hot V8 juice
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green onion
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dill weed

Directions

  • Cook pasta according to package directions, adding the lemon juice to the water. Drain and cool.
  • In a large bowl, combine the pasta, tomatoes, green pepper, radishes and cucumber. In a small bowl, whisk the dressing ingredients. Pour over salad; toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate until serving.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 184 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 254mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 2g fiber), 8g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.

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