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California Spaghetti Salad

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California Spaghetti Salad


Filled with fresh vegetables, tangy Italian dressing, and delightful twirls of pasta, you’ll want to savor each bite of this California Spaghetti Salad.

Italian Spaghetti Salad

As with many of the pasta salads I enjoy, this one has a lot of fresh vegetables. I like to add about ¾ of a cup of vegetables to the salad for every ounce of pasta (i.e. For 8 ounces pasta, I like to add 6 cups of vegetables.

That might sound like a lot, but I promise this ratio won’t result in too many vegetables. This is the best balance I’ve found for maximizing the textures and flavors in this Italian spaghetti salad.

This recipe can be made with any vegetable that you like to snack on or eat raw. Simply cut the vegetables into bite-sized pieces that are uniform. It will ensure that every bite has a variety of textures, flavors and tastes.

Try making the salad with homemade Italian sauce if you can. This dressing is ready in less than 5 minutes and makes all the difference.

A close up of a forkful of this spaghetti salad, raised above a full blue bowl of the salad on a wooden table

California Spaghetti Salad

This pasta salad is a real treat. The slight bite from red onion and bell peppers is balanced by the crunchiness of tomatoes and cucumbers.

The dressing can be used as a…



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