I had this at a family reunion. Several years later I was wanting this and played around until I came up with this recipe. I am always asked to bring it to potlucks at work.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook spaghetti in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until cooked through but firm to the bite, about 12 minutes. Drain and rinse in cold water.

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  • Place spaghetti into a large salad bowl and toss with red onion, red bell pepper, cucumber, tomato, Italian salad dressing, salad dressing mix, and salt. Chill before serving; salad is better the longer it chills.

Nutrition Facts

268.3 calories; 7.2 g protein; 56.2 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 813.9 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
07/13/2012
This is one of our favorite summer salads. This really works well with whatever pasta you have on hand. I like to make my own italian salad dressing mix and I do not add the additional salt. Sometimes I'll cube up some cheese (any I have on hand really) or throw in a quarter cup of shredded parmesan just for flavor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/13/2012
This is one of our favorite summer salads. This really works well with whatever pasta you have on hand. I like to make my own italian salad dressing mix and I do not add the additional salt. Sometimes I'll cube up some cheese (any I have on hand really) or throw in a quarter cup of shredded parmesan just for flavor. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/20/2012
This is great addition to your summer recipes. Although my version would not be consider a "light" version. I add fresh mozzeralla spicey olives cubed pepporini and just before serving freshly grated romano cheese. Has always been a hit at my barbeque parties!!!!!!!!!!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/16/2012
This is our favorite summer pasta salad we add sliced black or green olives which ever we have at the time & canned plain or marinated artichoke hearts drained we do like the spiral noodles as they hold onto the dressing. A great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2013
This was a nice simple pasta salad and we really enjoyed it! I don't ever have fat free dressing on hand so I used regular. I only had about 8oz. of spaghetti so I adjusted accordingly still using one whole packet of the dry Italian dressing mix (I did omit the extra salt). At the very end I mixed in a bit of grated Romano cheese and that added a nice touch. I really liked that this only used a few staples that I always have on hand...I will be making this again! Thanks for sharing.:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/09/2016
Per my own tastes I usually use 1 package of spaghetti 1/2-1 12 oz bottle of the dressing Salad Supreme seasoning instead of the dry packet (approx 1/4 cup) and green onions instead of red. Love it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/05/2015
Excellent flavor. Added extra fresh garden veggies. I used Kraft roasted red pepper Italian dressing plus a few sprinkles of dried Italian herb mix. It didn't last long. Will definitely make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/04/2016
I made this recipe to go along side a grilled steak...delicious!!!! I added more tomatoes and cucumber even better the next day. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/21/2016
This was excellent. I used shirataki noodles to make this a super low calorie snack. After being in the fridge for a couple days this was especially good. I used sunburst tomatoes cut into haves as someone had suggested grape tomatoes. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/02/2016
I substitute and use angel hair instead of spaghetti Read More
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