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Nutritional Info
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 140.5
  • Total Fat: 2.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 30.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 27.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.5 g
  • Protein: 3.4 g

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Sweet and Sour Seashells


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Introduction

Draining the marinade before serving keeps the fat and sodium low in this cold pasta salad. Draining the marinade before serving keeps the fat and sodium low in this cold pasta salad.

Ingredients

    • 1 lb. uncooked small seashell macaroni (9 cups cooked)
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 3/4 cup sugar
    • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
    • 1/2 cup orange juice
    • 1/2 cup water
    • 3 tablespoons prepared mustard
    • black pepper to taste
    • 2 oz. jar sliced pimentos
    • 2 small cucumbers
    • 2 small onions thinly sliced
    • 18 lettuce leaves

Directions

1. Cook macaroni in unsalted water, drain, rinse with cold water and drain again. Stir in oil.



2. Transfer to 4-quart bowl. Place sugar, vinegar, orange juice, water, prepared mustard, salt, pepper, and pimento in blender. Process at low speed 15-20 seconds, or just enough so flecks of pimento can be seen. Pour over macaroni.



3. Score cucumber peel with fork tines. Cut cucumber in half lengthwise, then slice thinly. Add to pasta with onion slices. Toss well.



4. Marinate, covered, in refrigerator 24 hours. Stir occasionally.



5. Drain and serve on lettuce.



Yield: 18 servings--Serving Size: 1/2 cup





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  • Very Good
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I added 1 tsp. minced garlic to the dressing, used gluten free quinoa pasta, served w/added chopped fresh tomatoes and green olives, and grapes...good stuff...sprinkle in almonds, walnuts, or pine nuts if you want and shredded Parmesan cheese...endless opportunities! - 10/12/08

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  • Very Good
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I made this with whole wheat spiral pasta. The dressing is more sweet than sour, but very tasty. Added a little extra salt. Will use this recipe again, perhaps adding cherry tomatoes, green beans, or broccoli. - 6/21/08

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  • 4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I made this recipe but chose to replace the sugar with only 1/2 cup Splenda and it came out wonderful. Also brought down the calories from Carbohydrates. I also added additionall crispy vegetables and used Whole Wheat pasta. - 12/3/08

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  • 3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    good recipe.
    I used rice pasta, and added tomatoes and an avacado - 3/28/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I followed MAMA_HAWK's lead for lower carbs. This was a great Summer lunch. - 6/11/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This was easy and delicious. - 12/3/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Fantastic definately a keeper!! - 12/2/08

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I made this for a potluck. There was a lot left over and I've been enjoying it myself since then. I really like the taste of this. I like KATMCGRATH's idea of adding cherry tomatoes and broccoli. It seems like those would both go well in this salad and would add some nice color to it too. - 6/23/08

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    The dressing is very interesting and tasty. This was super easy to make, if you plan ahead. - 6/9/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I make this weekly now, I have been packing it daily for lunches. I leave out the pimentos though. :-) - 5/25/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I've made a recipe almost exactly the same as this only using "Zesty Italian Dressing" but did not drain the excess. I also chop up any veddies I have around the house and add them in. - 5/10/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    It sounds really good but the recipe makes way too much . So I will have to see how I can make it so I can eat it in a couple days. Hard cooking for one!! - 12/2/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    yummy - 5/9/08

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  • I had this for lunch on Tuesday!!! YUUUUM!!! Who knew Those ingredients put together would taste THAT GOOD!!! OMG!!! A definite must try! - 9/15/10

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  • I'll try it...sounds yummy...I'll let you know the outcome!! - 4/3/10

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  • Sounds great - 3/28/10

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  • Left out the pimento but added grated fat free cheese--very good. - 3/28/10

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  • I love pasta salads, they are so quick and easy to make. Can't say that I'll try this recipe exactly, becuase usually a pasta salad means I throw in all the fresh veggies I have around my house. - 3/28/10

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  • Sounds good. I think I would add crab or shrimp too. - 3/28/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Good write-up - I'll try - 3/28/10

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Sounds great, definitely going to try this one. - 3/28/10

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Sounds yummy! - 3/28/10

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Dosen't sound to bad,Will have to try this one......Thanks - 3/28/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    SOUNDS LIKE IT COULD BE GOOD BUT ISN'T THAT A LOT OF SUGAR BETWEEN THE SUGAR AND OJ IN IT? LIKED THE IDEA OF CHOPPED VEGGIES IN IT THOUGH-PROBABLY WILL TRY A MODIFIED VERSION OF IT - 12/2/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    To OUTOFIDEAS - where were you able to buy quinoa pasta? - 12/2/08

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