California Spaghetti Salad

California Spaghetti Salad is a refreshing and colorful pasta salad featuring a mix of vegetables, herbs, and a zesty dressing. Here’s a recipe for you to try:


  • 8 ounces spaghetti noodles
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cucumber, diced
  • 1 bell pepper (red or yellow), diced
  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup black olives, sliced
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped

For the Dressing:

  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Cook the Spaghetti:
  • Cook the spaghetti noodles according to the package instructions. Once cooked, drain and rinse under cold water to cool.
  1. Prepare the Vegetables:
  • In a large bowl, combine the cherry tomatoes, cucumber, bell pepper, red onion, black olives, feta cheese, and chopped parsley.
  1. Make the Dressing:
  • In a small bowl or jar, whisk together the olive oil, red wine vinegar, Dijon mustard, honey, minced garlic, salt, and pepper until well combined.
  1. Combine and Toss:
  • Add the cooled spaghetti noodles to the bowl of vegetables.
  • Pour the dressing over the salad and toss everything together until well coated.
  1. Chill:
  • Cover the salad and refrigerate for at least 1-2 hours to allow the flavors to meld and the salad to chill.
  1. Serve:
  • Before serving, give the salad a gentle toss. You can garnish with additional feta cheese and parsley if desired.

This California Spaghetti Salad is perfect for picnics, potlucks, or as a refreshing side dish for a summer barbecue. The combination of fresh vegetables, feta cheese, and the tangy dressing creates a delightful and satisfying dish.

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