Friday, November 11, 2016

Easy Italian Spaghetti Pasta Salad

Kathleen put this together for her lunches a few weeks ago.  She loved it!

Easy Italian Spaghetti Pasta Salad

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Serves: serves 8

1 pound thin spaghetti
2 tablespoons kosher salt
2 cucumbers, quartered and sliced
1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
½ red onion, thinly sliced
10 ounces cherry tomatoes, halved
8 ounces mini pepperoni
1 4-ounce can sliced black olives, drained
½ cup grated Parmesan cheese or pecorino romano
1 cup extra virgin olive oil
½ cup red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons Italian seasoning
2 teaspoons sugar
1 garlic clove, pressed or finely minced
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


Cook the spaghetti according to the package directions in boiling water seasoned with 2 tablespoons of kosher salt. Drain, rinse and cool. Add the spaghetti to a large bowl with the cucumbers, red bell pepper, red onion, cherry tomatoes, mini pepperoni, black olives and parmesan cheese. In a pint jar with a lid, add the olive oil, red wine vinegar, Italian seasoning, sugar, garlic clove, kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper. Shake well and pour over the spaghetti mixture and toss to coat. Add more parmesan cheese and salt and pepper to taste. Chill for 30 minutes up to overnight.

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