California Spaghetti Salad

Transport your taste buds to the sunny vibes of California with this refreshing and vibrant California Spaghetti Salad. Packed with colorful vegetables, olives, and a zesty dressing, this pasta salad is the epitome of a light and flavorful dish. Whether served as a side at a picnic or the star of your meal, it’s an invitation to savor the freshness of the West Coast in every forkful.

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 8 oz spaghetti, cooked and cooled
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup cucumber, diced
  • 1 cup bell peppers (mix of colors), diced
  • 1/2 cup red onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup black olives, sliced
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped

For the Dressing:

  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Preparation Steps:

  1. In a large bowl, combine the cooked and cooled spaghetti, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, bell peppers, red onion, black olives, feta cheese, and fresh parsley.
  2. In a separate small bowl or jar, whisk together the olive oil, vinegar, Dijon mustard, honey, minced garlic, salt, and pepper to create the dressing.
  3. Pour the dressing over the pasta salad and toss until everything is well coated.
  4. Refrigerate the California Spaghetti Salad for at least 1 hour to allow the flavors to meld.
  5. Before serving, give it a gentle toss and garnish with additional feta cheese and parsley if desired.

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