Pasta Salad


So refreshing…and since it IS Summer…..  I just made this to compliment our dinner.  We had to try some at lunchtime just to see if it was good.  The full name of the recipe is actually:  Easy Italian Spaghetti Pasta Salad.  But since I’m just that lazy,  here is a new “pasta salad” to try.

Easy Italian Spaghetti Pasta Salad

  • Servings: approximately one large bowlful
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1/2 pound thin spaghetti

1 Tablespoon Kosher Salt

1 Cucumber, quartered and sliced thin

1/2 red pepper, seeded and thinly chopped

1/4 of a red onion

5 ounces cherry tomatoes, halved

4 ounces sliced mini pepperoni

2 ounces of canned sliced black olives, drained

1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese

1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil

1/4 cup red wine vinegar

1 tablespoon italian seasoning

1 teaspoon sugar

1 garlic clove, pressed

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


Boil noodles with the 1 tablespoon of kosher salt.  when done, drain, rinse well, cool and cut into approximately 2 inch lengths.   Place in a large serving bowl.  Add cucumber, bell pepper, onion, tomatoes, pepperoni, olives and parmesan cheese.  cover with plastic wrap and chill.


in a container that you can seal tightly…with NO leaking, combine:  olive oil, vinegar, seasoning, sugar, garlic, 1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt and the pepper.  seal and shake well.  chill 30 minutes on or off of the pasta.  chill for at least 30 minutes before eating  …. or as long as overnight.



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