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Italian Spaghetti Salad Recipe

"This attractive, fresh-tasting salad can conveniently be made the night before," notes Lucia Johnson of Massena, New York. "The recipe yields a big bowl!"
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    16 servings


  • 1 package (16 ounces) thin spaghetti, halved
  • 3 medium tomatoes, diced
  • 3 small zucchini, diced
  • 1 large cucumber, halved, seeded and diced
  • 1 medium green pepper, diced
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, diced
  • 1 bottle (8 ounces) Italian salad dressing
  • 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons sesame seeds
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons poppy seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder


  • Cook spaghetti according to package directions; drain and rinse in cold water. Place in a large bowl; add tomatoes, zucchini, cucumber and peppers.
  • Combine remaining ingredients; pour over salad and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 137 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 150mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 5g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 vegetable.

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  • Queenlalisa
    Mar 8, 2020

    This is a very good side dish. I made it for a bbq. Everyone loved it.

  • 2124arizona
    Jun 30, 2017

    We fixed this for a family reunion and everyone loved it. It has such a fresh taste!!

  • monaleishasmile
    Jun 6, 2017

    Absolutely incredible taste everyone loves it!

  • Rauenberg
    Oct 12, 2014

    I make this salad too but use spiral noodles instead of spaghetti.

  • Flwrgirl78
    Jul 12, 2012

    I have made this salad for years! It's great for a summer potluck as it makes lots & is so refreshing& zingy!

  • lightning93
    Mar 29, 2011

    Even my picky eater loved this one!

  • kjtlf
    Nov 18, 2010

    My husband and I have a catering company and this is the recipe I always go to when they choose an italian pasta salad. I absolutely love this recipe and so do our customers

  • mcbryde
    May 2, 2010

    This a great side for a barbecue or potluck-makes a huge batch