Spaghetti Salad

    2 hours 30 min

    Fresh veggies and a variety of seasonings make this a great dish for a party or a family picnic! Garnish with tomatoes and parsley.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 1 500g packet spaghetti, broken into pieces
    • 1 bottle Italian salad dressing
    • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
    • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
    • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
    • 2 teaspoons garlic salt
    • 1 teaspoon paprika
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    • 1 cucumber, chopped
    • 1 red onion, diced
    • 2 tomatoes, chopped

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:2hr  ›  Ready in:2hr30min 

    1. Cook spaghetti according to packet directions. Drain, rinse with cold water and drain well. Transfer to large bowl.
    2. In medium bowl, whisk together salad dressing, cheese, seeds, paprika, garlic salt and peppers until well blended. Stir in cucumber and onion. Pour mixture over spaghetti and toss lightly to coat evenly. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or up to 24 hours.

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    In the teacher's lounge a few month's ago, a parent brought in a pasta salad from a local catering place in observance of education week (how sweet-we LOVE food)and it had a "kick" to it. This is it! Just make it with tri-colored pasta add some cubes of cheese and that one had pepperoni. Let it set for a while to blend the flavor. Instant hit! And thanks to all out there who remember us teachers!  -  30 Mar 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Great summer salad to use garden veggies. I used radiatore pasta in place of spaghetti noodles to *hold* the dressing and make it easier to pick up the pasta with a fork! Instead of bottled italian dressing I made the Italian Dressing recipe from this site and used it. Added a handful of cubed fresh mozzarella cheese. Used grape tomatoes in place of regular tomatoes. Next time I will add chopped pepperoni and broccoli and eliminate the poppy seeds.  -  29 Jun 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    My Gramma has made this for years with leftover spaghetti - for those people who aren't sure what kind of salad seasoning to use, Gramma has always used Salad Supreme and it turns out delicious! I can't wait to try this recipe. Sounds delicious!  -  03 Jun 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)