One of the best summer pasta salads! Cold Spaghetti Salad

This is one of those pasta salads that everyone should keep as a backup for everything from last minute dishes to throw together, company, backyard BBQ's, potlucks and quick summer dinner on a hot day.  So easy (really!) and yet so incredibly good.

You can make it in mere minutes especially if you use a bottled dressing - but it won't take much longer to whip up a homemade dressing yourself and it takes it to the next level.  Use as many of the listed ingredients as you like but feel free to improvise of course based on what you have on hand and what you like!  Lots of options!

Cold Spaghetti Salad

1 lb. spaghetti pasta, broke in half before boiling
1 red pepper, diced
1 orange or yellow pepper, diced
6-8 whole green onions, sliced
1-2 zucchini, diced or sliced
1 large cucumber, sliced or diced
1-2 tomatoes, diced
2 t celery seed
salt and pepper
1/2 - 3/4 c Italian Dressing
1/2 c Parmesan cheese
Options:  red or yellow onion, black olives, green pepper, yellow squash, feta, Romano cheese, sesame seeds

1/4 c Rice Vinegar
2 T balasamic vinegar
1/4 t salt
1/4 t onion powder
1/4 t dried basil
1/4 t dried oregano
2 garlic cloves, minced
2-3 t sugar or sweetener of choice
1/3 c canola, vegetable or grapeseed oil
1/3 c olive oil

Cook pasta til tender but not mushy.  Drain and cool under running cold water.  Combine the vegetables and pasta, add and toss dressing.  Chill.  

Serving dishes available through Amazon;
Fiesta 1-Quart Large Bowl, Sunflower
Serving Pasta Bowl, Serving Platter SUNFLOWER YELLOW
Corelle Livingware 20-Ounce Salad/Pasta Bowl, Winter Frost White (6)
Certified International Tequila Sunrise Serving/Pasta Bowl, 13 by 3-Inch

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