cucumber pasta salad, tzatziki pasta salad, easy pasta salad recipe

This Cucumber Pasta Salad recipe is quick, simple and one that everyone will love. The creamy, homemade dressing combines dill with lemon juice and zest for lots of flavor. It’s the perfect dish you can enjoy all year round!

WHAT YOU NEED

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For the Dressing:

  • ½ cucumber – You want to peel the cucumber first, and then cut it lengthwise. Take a spoon and gently scrape out the seeds. Finely chop the remaining cucumber.
  • ½ cup mayo
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ½ tablespoon garlic, minced
  • ½ tablespoon dill seasoning, dried
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Juice and zest from one lemon

VIDEO INSTRUCTIONS

STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS

In a large pot, boil water for the noodles.

While waiting for the water to boil, mix all the dressing ingredients together in a large bowl. Make sure to scoop out the seeds from your cucumber to prevent the dressing from getting too watery.

cucumber pasta salad, tzatziki sauce, easy pasta salad recipe

Prepare the veggies. Finely dice the red onions. Chop the spinach into small pieces. Peel the cucumber, cut it lengthwise, scoop out the seeds and roughly chop.

Once the pasta is done, rinse under cool water and drain well.

Add the cooled pasta to the bowl with the dressing. Then, add the cucumbers, onions and spinach.

cucumber pasta salad, tzatziki sauce, easy pasta salad recipes

Toss everything together and chill. Enjoy after 3-4 hours in the refrigerator, or make this the day before serving it.

Cucumber Pasta Salad

A simple recipe that combines pasta, cucumbers and other veggies with a creamy, homemade dressing that's full of flavor.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings 6

Ingredients

Dressing Ingredients

  • ½ cucumber peeled, seeds scooped out and finely diced
  • ½ cup mayo
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ½ tbsp garlic minced
  • ½ tbsp dill seasoning dried
  • ½ tsp salt
  • juice and zest from one lemon

Remaining Ingredients

  • 12 oz pasta
  • 1 cucumber peeled, seeds scooped out and roughly chopped
  • ½ red onion finely diced
  • 1 cup spinach packed and chopped

Instructions

  1. Boil water for noodles in a large pot.

  2. While waiting, mix all the dressing ingredients together in a large bowl. (See note above regarding removing the seeds from the cucumbers.)

  3. Prepare the veggies. Finely dice the red onions. Chop the spinach into smaller pieces. Peel the cucumber, cut it lengthwise, scoop out the seeds and roughly chop.

  4. Once pasta is done, move to strainer, rinse under cool water and drain well. Add cooled pasta to the bowl with dressing.

  5. Add the red onion, spinach and cucumber. Toss everything together and chill. Enjoy after 3-4 hours in the refrigerator, or you can always make this a day ahead.

If you love this one, be sure to check out my recipe for Pesto Tortellini Pasta Salad. If you try any of these, leave me a comment and let me know how you liked it! Or, take a picture of it and tag me on Instagram.

Thank you!

<3 Meghan | Electric Mommy

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