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Spaghetti Salad

This Spaghetti Salad is a budget friendly meal which comes together in 10 minutes using leftover spaghetti. It is covered with the best Italian Dressing you can ask for. A keeper that the whole family will love. Even the pickiest kids or hubbies want second plates in no time.

The ready Spaghetti Salad in a bowl.

Spaghetti noodles are my favorite pasta. They are inexpensive, versatile, and you can do whatever floats your boat with them.

You can put them into Stir Fry Noodles, enjoy them with my Florentine Sauce, or my Puttanesca Sauce.

If you need more pasta ideas, look no further, use the search bar and devour.

Main ingredients of this easy cold Spaghetti Salad.

Why you should try this Spaghetti Salad

There are many reasons to make this salad today. Just take a look at the step-by-step pictures and you will see how easy it it to make.

Besides that this recipe is:

  • great for make ahead meals
  • filling
  • satisfying
  • made with an amazing dressing
  • packed with flavors
  • budget friendly
  • good for big batch cooking

Mixinf vegetables with the precooked pasta in a large bowl.

What’s in this pasta salad dressing:

Of course every salad needs a dressing to give it its special flavors. 

Here is what goes into this dressing – look how simple the ingredients are:

  • lemon vinaigrette prepared
  • Italian herbs
  • oregano
  • red vinegar
  • smoked paprika

Extra flavors come from olives and pickled peppers.

What you need for this Spaghetti Salad recipe

Make sure you have to following ready at hand besides the ingredients of the dressing:

  • leftover spaghetti
  • tomatoes
  • cucumber
  • olives

 

  • pickled peppers
  • onions
  • smoked paprika
  • vegan parmesan

Vegan cheese and a lemon vinaigrette make the dressing for this Spaghetti Salad.

How to make Italian Pasta Salad

Head over to a large bowl, combine spaghetti, pickled peppers, tomatoes, cucumber, olives, and onions.

Add the lemon vinaigrette, red vinegar, smoked paprika, oregano, Italian herbs. Sprinkle with vegan Parmesan and combine everything. Place on plates or in bowls, enjoy.

It makes such an great meal which is so simple, but yet impressive, for dinner, lunch and of course potlucks.

Some spices and mixing everything together and you are done.

How long will it last?

Properly stored in airtight containers with a lid on top you can make it 5 days in advance. Also you can make a bigger batch to have on hand.

Variations I can recommend:

  • swap olives for capers
  • swap pickled peppers for roasted paprika or grilled vegetables
  • use other pasta like bowtie or macaroni

Closeup view of the Spaghetti Salad garnished with fresh parsley.

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Cheers, Florian.

Closeup view of the Spaghetti Salad garnished with fresh parsley.

Spaghetti Salad

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This Spaghetti Salad is a budget friendly meal which comes together in 10 minutes using leftover spaghetti. It is covered with the best Italian Dressing you can ask for. A keeper that the whole family will love. Even the pickiest kids or hubbies want second plates in no time.

Ingredients

  • 5 cups cooked spaghetti (use gf, if needed)
  • 1 batch Lemon Vinaigrette
  • 1/4 cup red vinegar
  • 1 Tbs smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 Tbs Italian herbs
  • 1 cup black olives
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 cup cucumber, chopped
  • 1/2 cup pickled peppers
  • 1/2 cup onions, chopped
  • 1 batch Vegan Parmesan Cheese (3 ingredients, 1 min)
  • salt, pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Head over to a large bowl, combine spaghetti, pickled peppers, tomatoes, cucumber, olives, and onions.
  2. Add the lemon vinaigrette, red vinegar, smoked paprika, oregano, Italian herbs. Sprinkle with vegan Parmesan and combine everything.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 2 cups
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 544Total Fat: 12.2gSaturated Fat: 6.8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4.2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 147mgCarbohydrates: 76gFiber: 6.4gSugar: 5.6gProtein: 17.3g
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