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Creamy Italian Spaghetti Pasta Salad

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Creamy Italian spaghetti pasta salad is easy, quick, and insanely yummy – the perfect side dish for summer get togethers, barbecues, and potlucks.

Ingredients

  • 8-12 ounces spaghetti noodles (see note)
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup whole black olives
  • 6-10 slices hard salami, quartered
  • 1 medium cucumber, sliced
  • 1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • Creamy Italian Dressing

  • 1/2 cup white wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/3-1/2 cup mayo (see note)
  • 1/3 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup oil (I use extra virgin olive oil)
  • Instructions

  • Add noodles to a large pot and add about 3 inches of water. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat and continue to boil 7-9 minutes or until tender. Drain and set aside.
  • Combine all dressing ingredients in a blender or food processor. Pulse til smooth.
  • Combine noodles, tomatoes, olives, salami, and cucumbers in a large bowl. Add dressing and toss to combine. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese. Serve immediately OR for enhanced flavor, cover and chill 1-3 hours.
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