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Nutritional Info
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 153.3
  • Total Fat: 2.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 31.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 29.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.6 g
  • Protein: 3.9 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 wine vinegar
    • 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, vinegars, 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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  • 3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Next time I would marinate the veggies first before adding the pasta. It soaked up all the marinade in the 24 hours. Very good though. I also used Splenda instead of sugar. - 6/18/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is an excellent recipe! I substituted Splenda for the sugar, and I also added yellow squash. We loved it! - 6/14/09

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  • Bad
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I will not make this again! I should have known better about adding vinegar! If I used brine I would probably like it. - 6/9/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is a 5-star recipe...you cann add other veggies, especially during the summer season, and it really makes a meal! Love it!!!! - 6/9/09

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Delicious and tangy. - 6/12/08

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I thought the salad was great. - 6/10/08

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Excellent!! Especially for the summer. Dress it up or down what ever makes it more your own. - 6/9/08

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Tri coloredpasta would make this more colorful and apetizing. - 6/9/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is really tasty and you can add a lot more things if you want. I think next time I would add a little chopped green pepper, celery and black beans. What a great, tasty, versatile recipe. I agree-great for pot luck supper!! - 1/21/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    great for a pot luck supper - 3/16/07

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  • Just a little too much vinegar. - 1/6/10

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    sounds like something I would like! - 6/20/09

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This sounds both light and refreshing...I will have to try for the next family picnic... - 6/9/09

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    wow this sounds great - 6/9/09

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I will definitely be trying this recipe! I especially like the suggestion for tri-colored noodles. That does sound yummy! - 6/9/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I don't think people who are trying to lose weight should eat white pasta. Why not try whole grain pasta? It's got more fiber and nutrition. - 6/9/09

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Sounds really good. Can' wait to try it! - 6/9/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    marinate the veggies before adding the pasta. - 12/9/08

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Will make this one, great for this hot weather, will use splenda instead of the sugar, though. - 6/9/08

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    sound real good.I am going to try it. - 6/9/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds interesting. Do you think it would work with whole wheat macaroni??? I have finally found some that is palatable. - 6/9/08

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  • Very Good
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I am going to make for an upcoming party - 6/9/08

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