Cold Spaghetti Salad Recipe

Spaghetti is a loved dish by millions of people around the world. There are those who would have it everyday with different kinds of style in preparation and presentation and also with many other side dishes or even with it served as a side dish. It can be served whether hot or cold and can be mixed with other ingredients to create a desired dish. Many people around the world do create spaghetti salad and if done correctly, it can be very delicious.

Cooking a Cold Spaghetti Salad


When you desire to make a cold spaghetti salad, you must first consider getting the ingredients and then you can think about the ultimate preparation. For preparation you will need:


  • Uncooked spaghetti
  • Garlic powder (for taste)
  • Cucumbers (peeled and chopped)
  • Tomatoes (chopped)
  • Salt
  • Ground black pepper
  • Basil pesto sauce

Directions For Preparation:

You will need to cook spaghetti as per package direction or as desired by person. After cooking, you will need to drain the spaghetti and let stand for well cooling after which, another must be done if any liquid remains. Once fully cooled, you will add it to a large bowl and gradually add the garlic powder while stirring. You will then add the pesto sauce, mix well until completely marinated and then place in the refrigerator for extra cooling/cold temperature. You will then remove from refrigerator and then add the chopped tomatoes and cucumbers then gradually add the salt and black pepper as desired. You will then stir well to ensure all the contents are fully marinated and seasoned with the pesto sauce. You let cold again and then serve.

TIP: You can add more small ingredients to help enhance taste if you wish.

Though this is a selective spaghetti salad recipe, you can add other types of fresh vegetables to replace the cucumbers if you desire as well as you can add others to create a more satisfying serving.


Many persons who make the salad do have their preference of ingredients and it doesn’t matter what you add to yours, it doesn’t make it wrong or right. There are many other ingredients that could be added including, popped string beans, corns, beans, other ingredients of the beans group, vegetables such as lettuce, cabbage, broccoli among others. One of the most surprising aspects of a spaghetti salad is the fact that persons even add fruits to their mixture and it is indeed natural and tasty. While preparing your salad though, ensure you take into considerations especially the cooking instructions of the spaghetti as per package instructions as there are certain types which does not prepare randomly as others. Also, the spaghetti does not have to be the long ones as you can substitute them for the short ones. Spaghetti salad is a healthy serving as it does contain a mixture of different food groups and different nutrients.