Cucumber Pasta Salad


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.

Active Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
12 cups
Nutrition Profile:


  • 12 ounces whole-wheat orecchiette pasta

  • 1 medium English cucumber, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced

  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved

  • 1 cup thinly sliced red onion

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh dill

  • ¾ cup mayonnaise

  • 3 tablespoons white vinegar

  • 1 ½ teaspoons sugar

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper


  1. 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.

  2. 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 (per serving)

206 Calories
11g Fat
24g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 206
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 3g
Added Sugars 1g 1%
Protein 5g 10%
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 6mg 2%
Vitamin A 260IU 5%
Vitamin C 5mg 6%
Folate 13mcg 3%
Sodium 286mg 12%
Calcium 23mg 2%
Iron 1mg 6%
Magnesium 31mg 7%
Potassium 155mg 3%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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