Cold Spaghetti Salad

Cold Spaghetti Salad

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Cold Spaghetti Salad

This chilled spaghetti salad is perfect to share at a picnic, barbeque, or any family gathering. Be prepared for people asking you for this delicious recipe.

Cold Spaghetti Salad

5 stars from 2 ratings of Cold Spaghetti Salad

Seasoning for Cold Spaghetti Salad

In addition to salt, pepper and Italian seasoning, my family and I sprinkle Parmesan cheese on our spaghetti salad.

Ingredients for Spaghetti Salad

  • 1 Pound Spaghetti Noodles
  • 1 Can Black Olives
  • 10 Ounce Container Baby Tomatoes, Cut in Half
  • 1 Cucumber, Diced
  • 1 Avocado, Ripe
  • 2-3 Ounces Pepperoni, Slices
  • 3 Ounces or More Colby Jack Cheese, Diced
  • 1 Medium Onion, Diced
  • 1 Tablespoon Italian Seasoning
  • 1 Tablespoon Salt
  • 1 Tablespoon Black Pepper
  • 8 Ounces Wish-Bone Italian Dressing

Cook Time

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 10 min
Ready in: 30 min
Yields: 4-6 People

Cold Spaghetti Salad

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Instructions

  1. Cook spaghetti in boiling salted water until al dente. Rinse in cold water, drain and set aside.
  2. Cut baby tomatoes in half.
  3. Peel and slice cucumber.
  4. Drain black olives and cut in half.
  5. Peel and cut ripe avocado into chunks.
  6. Cut Colby Jack cheese into chunks.
  7. Dice a medium onion.
  8. Leave pepperoni slices whole or cut in half.
  9. Place pasta in large mixing bowl.
  10. Add Italian dressing and vegetables to bowl of pasta.
  11. Mix well: pasta, Italian dressing, vegetables, salt, pepper and Italian seasoning.
  12. Put in refrigerator and chill to your liking.
  13. Enjoy the best cold pasta recipe for summer picnics, barbeques, and other family gatherings.

Cold Pasta Salad

The great thing about making a cold pasta salad is that you can add your favorite ingredients. There is no right or wrong to this recipe. I love vegetables, so I add many varieties. I also enjoy adding diced cheese to make it more of a main dish. Make this pasta salad your own by using ingredients that your family will eat and enjoy.

Cold Pasta Salad

According to Wikipedia: Pasta salad (Pasta fredda) is a dish prepared with one or more types of pasta, usually chilled, and most often tossed in a vinegar, oil or mayonnaise-based dressing. It is typically served as an appetizer or a main course. Pasta fredda is often regarded as a spring or summertime meal, but can be served year-round.

Everything you see I owe to spaghetti.

— Sophia Loren

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Healing Touch 17 months ago from Minnetonka, MN

This recipe is delicious. Thanks MT as I ate it and could not stop.


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MyMastiffPuppies 17 months ago

Can't wait to try it! Sounds so delicious!


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Lady_E 17 months ago from London, UK

Looks delicious. Perfect for this time of year.


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rebeccamealey 17 months ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

Great looking salad for the summer. Different! I will give this a try. Thanks. Pinned!


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bravewarrior 17 months ago from Central Florida

I love pasta salad. I never though of using spaghetti. I usually make it with tri-colored rotini.


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FlourishAnyway 17 months ago from USA

My husband would love this. Voted 5 stars!


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Gypsy Rose Lee 17 months ago from Riga, Latvia

This sounds absolutely yummy. Will try it.


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Minnetonka Twin 17 months ago from Minnesota Author

Hi sis-glad it was a hit for dinner last night. I had a lot of fun making it.


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Minnetonka Twin 17 months ago from Minnesota Author

Hi MMP-hope you try this recipe for the summer. It's super delish!


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Minnetonka Twin 17 months ago from Minnesota Author

Great to see you LadyE. It is the perfect summer salad. My family loved it.


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Minnetonka Twin 17 months ago from Minnesota Author

Hi Rebecca-hope you and your family will like this recipe. It's great in the warm summer months.


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Minnetonka Twin 17 months ago from Minnesota Author

Hi Shauna-I too usually use the rotini noodles but saw this recipe on Pinterest and had to try it out. I really enjoyed the texture of the spaghetti noodles.


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Minnetonka Twin 17 months ago from Minnesota Author

FlourishAnyway-I think you'll love it too. Thanks for the five stars-much appreciated my friend. Hope your having a good summer so far.


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Minnetonka Twin 17 months ago from Minnesota Author

Hi Rasma-This is definitely one of my new, all-time favorites; especially in the summer. Hope your spring/summer is going great :)


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 17 months ago from Sunny Florida

What a wonderful salad. Love your pictures.


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WillStarr 17 months ago from Phoenix, Arizona

That actually sounds great!


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Rochelle Frank 17 months ago from California Gold Country

I like pasta in any form. Gotta try this.

One of the great things about it is is can be done ahead. Using pasta instead of lettuce means it won't wilt.

(An easy way to slice the baby tomatoes is to fill a deli container lid with them, put another lid on top and hold it down while you slice between the two lids. Works for grapes, too.)


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drbj 17 months ago from south Florida

I love your easy recipe, Linda, and I love that Sophia Loren quote. Quite a testament to spaghetti!


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BlossomSB 17 months ago from Victoria, Australia

This sounds lovely and could just as easily be made with gluten free pasta.


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Minnetonka Twin 17 months ago from Minnesota Author

Thanks KK Gal-appreciate your compliment on my photo's :)


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Minnetonka Twin 17 months ago from Minnesota Author

Hi Will-thanks for checking out my cold spaghetti salad. It's super delicious, especially nice in summer months.


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Minnetonka Twin 17 months ago from Minnesota Author

Thanks for the great tip Rochelle-Never heard of that before. Hope you enjoy this cold salad.


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Minnetonka Twin 17 months ago from Minnesota Author

drbj-I really got a kick out of that quote by Sophia Loren. I just had to put it on this hub. LOL Thanks for coming by my recipe hub on cold spaghetti salad.


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Minnetonka Twin 17 months ago from Minnesota Author

Hi Blossom-you bet you could use gluten free pasta. I hope you give this delicious recipe a try. My family just loves it :)


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AudreyHowitt 17 months ago from California

Well this looks yummy!


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DzyMsLizzy 17 months ago from Oakley, CA

What a great idea to use up leftover spaghetti! I never even thought of doing something like this.

As a vegetarian, of course I'd omit the pepperoni, but the rest sounds great. In the past, I'd put the rest of the sauce into the spaghetti before putting it in the fridge, but hubby would rather keep them separate, and the quantities don't always come out 'even,' so instead of macaroni salad, I could make spaghetti salad!

Voted up, interesting, useful, shared, starred, and pinned!


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Anamika S 17 months ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

That looks delicious and easy to make. Never tried it before. Would love to try this! Thanks for the recipe!


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Minnetonka Twin 17 months ago from Minnesota Author

Audrey, DzyMsLizzy and Anamika-So glad you all like this cold spaghetti salad recipe. It's so easy and nummy. Thanks for the voted, pins and shares DzyMsLizzy-I am so glad this recipe will be helpful for you and your hubby.


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CrisSp 17 months ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

Perfect! This looks easy and suitable for this weekend's potluck. Will be in the menu for sure.

Thanks!


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Minnetonka Twin 17 months ago from Minnesota Author

CrisSp-Great to hear you can use this for the potluck coming up. People will love it! Thanks so much for coming by.


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pstraubie48 16 months ago from sunny Florida

This looks so good. I have not had any since 1987!!! That is when my niece brought it to our family reunion...and it was delightful. I must must give it a try.

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Minnetonka Twin 16 months ago from Minnesota Author

Great to see you Patricia-this recipe is really easy to make and my family absolutely Loves it. Thanks for the votes my friend.


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Victoria Lynn 16 months ago from Arkansas, USA

I love cold pasta salad, but I've never used spaghetti noodles in it. This looks delicious! All the right ingredients. Perfect for summer. Great for a potluck, too!


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Minnetonka Twin 16 months ago from Minnesota Author

Hi Victoria Lynn-It is a perfect dish for a potluck-my family just loves this pasta recipe. Thanks for coming by-much appreciated :)

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