SUMMER SPAGHETTI SALAD
Delicious and Refreshing Italian Pasta Salad
Looking for a light and refreshing dish to enjoy during the summer? Look no further than this delectable Summer Spaghetti Salad! Bursting with flavor and packed with vibrant colors, this Italian-inspired pasta salad is sure to become a favorite amongst your family and friends.
A Simple and Easy Recipe
Creating this delightful Summer Spaghetti Salad is a breeze, requiring just a handful of ingredients and minimal time in the kitchen. The end result, however, is a dish that will impress your taste buds and satisfy your cravings for something light yet flavorful.
- 1 package of spaghetti pasta
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
- 1/2 cup black olives, sliced
- 1/2 cup green bell pepper, diced
- 1/4 cup red onion, thinly sliced
- 1/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled
- 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- Salt and pepper to taste
Begin by cooking the spaghetti pasta according to the instructions on the package. Once cooked, drain and rinse the pasta under cold water to prevent it from sticking together. Set aside.
Next, in a large bowl, combine the cherry tomatoes, black olives, green bell pepper, red onion, feta cheese, and fresh basil leaves. Toss gently to combine.
Creating the Dressing
In a small bowl, whisk together the extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, Dijon mustard, salt, and pepper until well combined. This flavorful dressing will add the perfect finishing touch to your Summer Spaghetti Salad.
Pour the dressing over the vegetable mixture and gently toss to coat. Add the cooked spaghetti pasta and toss again until all the ingredients are evenly distributed.
Allow the salad to chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to let the flavors meld together. This will also give the pasta salad a refreshing and cool temperature, perfect for warm summer days.
When ready to serve, transfer the salad to a beautiful serving dish and garnish with a sprig of fresh basil for an added touch of elegance. Your Summer Spaghetti Salad is now ready to be enjoyed!
This vibrant and delicious Summer Spaghetti Salad is perfect for backyard barbecues, picnics, or as a refreshing lunch or dinner option. Its simplicity combined with the burst of flavors will please everyone’s taste buds.
So why not give this easy Italian-inspired pasta salad a try this summer? You won’t regret it!