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Spaghetti Pasta Salad

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Spaghetti Pasta Salad is where pasta meets salad in the most delicious way possible! This is what we call Salad Supreme Pasta Salad It’s all about combining the flavors of Italy with the freshness of a salad. Perfectly cooked spaghetti mingling with crisp veggies, and a mouthwatering dressing. It’s like a party in your mouth with every forkful! It’s not just a meal, it’s an adventure in every bite.

Spaghetti-Salad

Whether you enjoy the Original Spaghetti Pasta Salad, the bold flavors of Mexican Spaghetti, the comforting warmth of Chicken Spaghetti with Rotel, or the timeless simplicity of Classic Spaghetti, each dish offers its unique twist.

Handy tip: Prepare Ahead!

Consider making it ahead of time! Allowing the flavors to meld together overnight in the refrigerator can significantly enhance the taste and texture of the dish. Plus, it saves you time and stress on the day you plan to serve it, giving you more time to enjoy with your guests. So, whip up your spaghetti salad the day before, refrigerate it overnight, and let the flavors marry for an even more delicious dining experience!

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Spaghetti Pasta Salad Ingredients

  • 16 ounces spaghetti noodles, broken into pieces
  • 1 cucumber, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup sliced black olives
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons Salad Supreme seasoning
  • 3/4 cup Zesty Italian dressing (adjust according to taste)
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

Spaghetti Pasta Salad Recipe

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the broken spaghetti noodles to the boiling water and cook according to the package instructions.
  2. Once cooked, drain and rinse under cold water to stop the cooking process, drain well. 
  3. To a large bowl, add the cucumber, red bell pepper, green bell pepper, cherry tomatoes, red onion, black olives, chopped parsley, and cooled spaghetti. Toss everything to combine.
  4. To the mixing bowl, add the grated parmesan cheese, salad supreme seasoning, Italian dressing, salt, and pepper. Mix using tongs until thoroughly combined. Taste and adjust the seasoning if needed.
  5. Cover and chill the Spaghetti Pasta Salad in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour before serving. This allows the flavors to meld together.
  6. Just before serving, give the salad supreme pasta salad a good stir to redistribute the dressing and seasonings.
  7. Serve the spaghetti salad as a refreshing side dish or a light main course. Enjoy!
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Tips & Tricks

  • Cook the spaghetti al dente: Make sure to cook the spaghetti just until it’s firm to the bite. Overcooking can result in mushy noodles.
  • Rinse the spaghetti: After cooking, rinse the spaghetti under cold water to stop the cooking process and prevent it from sticking together.
  • Use a variety of fresh veggies: Add a pop of color and flavor to your Spaghetti Pasta Salad by including a variety of fresh vegetables such as bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, English cucumber, and carrots.
  • Customize your dressing: Experiment with different dressings to find the perfect flavor profile for your spaghetti salad. You can use classic vinaigrettes, homemade Italian dressing, or even store-bought zesty Italian.
  • Add protein: Boost the protein content of your salad by adding grilled chicken, shrimp, or tofu. This not only adds flavor but also makes the salad more filling.
  • Make it ahead of time: As mentioned earlier, allowing the flavors to meld together overnight can enhance the taste of the salad. Prepare it the day before and refrigerate it until you’re ready to serve.
  • Garnish with fresh herbs: Add a burst of freshness to your spaghetti salad by garnishing it with chopped fresh herbs like parsley, basil, or cilantro.
  • Don’t forget the seasoning: Taste your Spaghetti Pasta Salad before serving and adjust the seasoning as needed with salt, pepper, or your favorite spices.

FAQs about Spaghetti Pasta Salad

Absolutely! You can substitute gluten-free pasta for traditional pasta in Spaghetti Pasta Salad recipes. Just be sure to cook it according to the package instructions and rinse it under cold water after cooking to prevent it from becoming mushy.

Spaghetti Pasta Salad can typically be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days if stored in an airtight container. However, for the best taste and texture, it’s recommended to consume it within 2-3 days.

It’s not recommended to freeze spaghetti salad as the texture of the pasta and vegetables may become mushy when thawed. It’s best enjoyed fresh or stored in the refrigerator for a few days.

Yes, making salad supreme pasta salad ahead of time is a great idea for parties and gatherings. In fact, allowing the flavors to meld together overnight in the refrigerator can enhance the taste of the salad. Just be sure to store it in an airtight container and give it a good stir before serving.

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Spaghetti-Salad

Spaghetti Pasta Salad

Yield: 10
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes

Spaghetti Salad is where pasta meets salad in the most delicious way possible! This is what we call Supreme Pasta Salad It’s all about combining the flavors of Italy with the freshness of a salad. Perfectly cooked spaghetti mingling with crisp veggies, savory meats, and a mouthwatering dressing. It’s like a party in your mouth with every forkful! It’s not just a meal, it’s an adventure in every bite.

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces spaghetti noodles, broken into pieces
  • 1 cucumber, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup sliced black olives
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons Salad Supreme seasoning
  • 3/4 cup Italian dressing (adjust according to taste)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the broken spaghetti noodles to the boiling water and cook according to the package instructions.
  2. Once cooked, drain and rinse under cold water to stop the cooking process, drain well. 
  3. To a large bowl, add the cucumber, red bell pepper, green bell pepper, cherry tomatoes, red onion, black olives, chopped parsley, and cooled spaghetti. Toss everything to combine.
  4. To the mixing bowl, add the grated parmesan cheese, salad supreme seasoning, Italian dressing, salt, and pepper. Mix using tongs until thoroughly combined. Taste and adjust the seasoning if needed.
  5. Cover and chill the salad in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour before serving. This allows the flavors to meld together.
  6. Just before serving, give the salad supreme pasta salad a good stir to redistribute the dressing and seasonings.
  7. Serve the spaghetti salad as a refreshing side dish or a light main course. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Although spaghetti noodles are the classic choice for this salad, feel free to use any pasta of your choice. Rotini, bowtie, or penne work well with this recipe. 
  • Consider adding diced grilled chicken, cubed salami, or chickpeas for added flavor and protein.
  • Feta cheese, or mozzarella balls are excellent choices that can be added to the salad, mix them in at the end.
  • Add a tablespoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice for a zesty twist to the salad. It's best to mix this in just before serving. 
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 153Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 388mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 5g

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  1. I have made a similar recipe many times. There isn’t much difference in the recipes mine just uses more Salad Supreme seasoning. It’s very yummy😋😋😋 The first time ate this and got my recipe was about 30 years ago. It’s fun to see these old recipes making a comeback😋 Thanks!

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