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Light Spaghetti Salad Recipe
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Light Spaghetti Salad

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"I had this at a family reunion. Several years later I was wanting this and played around until I came up with this recipe. I am always asked to bring it to potlucks at work."

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Original recipe makes 12 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins
  • READY IN

    1 hr 35 mins

Directions

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook spaghetti in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until cooked through but firm to the bite, about 12 minutes. Drain and rinse in cold water.
  2. Place spaghetti into a large salad bowl and toss with red onion, red bell pepper, cucumber, tomato, Italian salad dressing, salad dressing mix, and salt. Chill before serving; salad is better the longer it chills.
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Jul 13, 2012

This is one of our favorite summer salads. This really works well with whatever pasta you have on hand. I like to make my own italian salad dressing mix and I do not add the additional salt. Sometimes, I'll cube up some cheese (any I have on hand, really) or throw in a quarter cup of shredded parmesan, just for flavor.

 
Jul 20, 2012

This is great addition to your summer recipes. Although my version would not be consider a "light" version. I add fresh mozzeralla, spicey olives, cubed pepporini and just before serving freshly grated romano cheese. Has always been a hit at my barbeque parties!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

5 Ratings

Jul 16, 2012

This is our favorite summer pasta salad, we add sliced black or green olives which ever we have at the time & canned plain or marinated artichoke hearts drained, we do like the spiral noodles as they hold onto the dressing. A great recipe!

 
Aug 29, 2013

This was a nice, simple pasta salad, and we really enjoyed it! I don't ever have fat free dressing on hand, so I used regular. I only had about 8oz. of spaghetti, so I adjusted accordingly, still using one whole packet of the dry Italian dressing mix (I did omit the extra salt). At the very end, I mixed in a bit of grated Romano cheese, and that added a nice touch. I really liked that this only used a few staples that I always have on hand...I will be making this again! Thanks for sharing. :)

 
May 02, 2015

This is one of my favorite summer salads. It's great because there is no mayo or egg so no refrigeration issues for an outside/picnic issue. I use 2 T of McCormick's Salad Supreme seasoning instead of the envelope of dry Italian dressing. It's a bit pricy, but it tastes wonderful and adds a wonderful color.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 268 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 56.2 g
  • 18%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 1 g
  • 2%
  • Fiber
  • 4 g
  • 16%
  • Protein
  • 7.2 g
  • 14%
  • Sodium
  • 814 mg
  • 33%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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