This light and tangy cucumber pasta salad is fresh and bright. The orecchiette pasta holds the dressing for flavor in every bite, but you can use another small pasta shape if you like. This easy salad is perfect for a warm day or to serve as a lunch dish for company! For a fruitier flavor, try apple-cider vinegar in place of white distilled vinegar.

Sarah Epperson
Source:, April 2020


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Rinse with cold water; drain well and transfer to a large bowl. Stir in cucumber, tomatoes, onion and dill.

  • Whisk mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper in a small bowl; add to the pasta mixture and toss to coat. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or up to 8 hours.


To make ahead: Refrigerate for up to 8 hours.

Nutrition Facts

206.4 calories; protein 4.8g 10% DV; carbohydrates 24.3g 8% DV; exchange other carbs 1.5; dietary fiber 2.8g 11% DV; sugars 2.9g; fat 10.8g 17% DV; saturated fat 1.7g 9% DV; cholesterol 5.8mg 2% DV; vitamin a iu 259.6IU 5% DV; vitamin c 5.3mg 9% DV; folate 12.9mcg 3% DV; calcium 23.4mg 2% DV; iron 1mg 6% DV; magnesium 31mg 11% DV; potassium 154.8mg 4% DV; sodium 286.2mg 11% DV; thiamin -1mg -100% DV; added sugar 0.5g.