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Summer Italian Spaghetti Salad Recipe

Updated: Jan 18, 2023

The perfect side dish for a party, potluck, or BBQ because it feeds a crowd! It is also flavorful and simple to throw together, making it an instant favorite!

What goes in a spaghetti salad?

This a a spaghetti salad recipe with Italian dressing, and other fresh garden ingredients. Everyone loves it.

These are our favorite ingredients that go into a spaghetti salad:

Pasta – use spaghetti

Veggies – green pepper, red pepper, cucumbers, red onion, cherry tomatoes – add your favorites!

Meat – salami or pepperoni

Black olives

delicious cheese!

Your favorite dressing


All you are going to do is add these ingredients to a bowl. My trick is to cut the vegetables into pieces. Then you can get more vegetables in one bite!


1 16 oz. thin spaghetti, halved

1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved

1 cup cucumber, diced

1 cup Salami slices (or pepperoni, or both), cut into small pieces

1 medium green pepper, diced

1 small Red pepper, diced

1/2 small red onion, diced

1/2 cup black olives, drained, thinly sliced

1 bottle Italian salad dressing, (I like to use Ken’s dressing)

1 cup grated Parmesan cheese

2 Teaspoon McCormick Salad Supreme

1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder

1 Teaspoon Paprika


Cook spaghetti according to package directions, then rinse with cold water and drain. Set aside and let cool.

Now, Place tomatoes and zucchini, squash, peppers, onion, cucumber, olives, and cheese in a large serving bowl.

Add cooked spaghetti noodles and mix well.

Mix the salad dressing, Parmesan cheese, paprika, and garlic powder in a small bowl.

Pour on top of the spaghetti and vegetables and mix until combined.

Sprinkle the top with Salad Supreme.

Let sit in the fridge for at least 2 hours before serving (this salad gets better with time, as the flavors meld together

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