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Sweet and Sour Seashells

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size ½ cup
Calories 149
Total Fat 2 g
Saturated Fat less than 1 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 33 mg

Servings and Times

Servings 18

Ingredients and Preparation

Ingredients Measures
Uncooked small seashell macaroni (9 cups cooked) 1 pound
Vegetable oil 2 tablespoons 
Sugar ¾ cup
Cider vinegar ½ cup
Wine vinegar ½ cup
Water Enough to boil pasta + ½ cup
Prepared mustard 3 tablespoons  
Black pepper and salt to taste  
Sliced pimentos 2-ounce jar  
Small cucumbers 2  
Small onions thinly sliced 2
Lettuce leaves 18

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 for 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 for 24 hours. Stir occasionally.
  5. Drain and serve on lettuce.

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