California Spaghetti Salad

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California Spaghetti Salad

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Recipe by Julia Pacheco Course: Sides, LunchCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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  • 1 lb spaghetti noodles, broken into smaller pieces

  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, sliced

  • 1 cucumber, sliced

  • 1 green bell pepper, diced

  • 1 red bell pepper, diced

  • 1 medium zucchini, diced

  • 1 red onion, diced

  • 16oz Italian dressing

  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese

  • 1 tbs sesame seeds

  • 2.25 oz black olives, sliced


  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil on the stove and add the pasta in and cook according to the bag instructions. Drain and rinse with cold water to cool down place drained pasta into a large bowl.
  • Make the sauce: to a small bowl add the Italian dressing, parmesan cheese, and sesame seeds. Whisk well. Pour the dressing over the pasta. Add the remaining ingredients into the bowl. Stir well and refrigerate for at least one hour. Enjoy!

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  1. Mollie Cline

    I am making this as I type and can not wait to try it. I am adding air fried chicken to it. I have made a lot of your recipes and never had a fail yet. This one sounds so good on a hot summer day!

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