Spicy Spaghetti Salad Recipe

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You'll appreciate the convenience of this dish, especially when you need to prepare a pasta salad in a jiffy.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES:4 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 package (7 ounces) spaghetti
  • 1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes with green chilies, undrained
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup chopped pimiento-stuffed olives
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1/2 cup) equals 447 calories, 26 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 938 mg sodium, 45 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 7 g protein.


  1. Break spaghetti in half and cook according to package directions. Meanwhile, combine the remaining ingredients in a large bowl. Drain spaghetti; rinse in cold water. Add to tomato mixture and toss. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Spicy Spaghetti Salad in Home-Style Soups, Salad and Sandwiches Cookbook 1996, p57

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Reviewed Jun. 29, 2008

"Great flavor combinations in this salad. It has a kick but leaves you wanting more! Thanks for sharing..."

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