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California Spaghetti Salad

A summertime staple perfect for cookouts!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12


  • 1 Ib thin spaghetti broken into small pieces
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes sliced in half
  • 2 zucchini quartered
  • 1 large cucumber quartered
  • 1 green bell pepper diced
  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • 1 red onion diced
  • 2 cans sliced olives (2-1/4 ounces each)
  • 1 bottle Italian salad dressing 15-16 oz
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 Tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp celery seed
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder


  1. Wash and prep all vegetables and set aside.

  2. Cook pasta according to directions on package, rinse under cold water, drain and add to a large mixing bowl.

    While the pasta is cooking make the dressing by adding the Italian dressing, cheese, sesame seeds, paprika, celery seed and garlic powder to a measuring cup and whisking until well mixed.

  3. Add the vegetables to the spaghetti, pour dressing over top and gently mix to combine. Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours before serving.

Recipe Notes

Recipe found from therecipecritic.com !