California Pasta Salad

This salad travels well to picnics, the beach or potluck suppers. Not only that—people love it when it gets there! —Jeanette Krembas, Laguna Niguel, California, on Taste of Home

California Pasta Salad

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  • Prep Time

    minutes

  • Total Time

    minutes

  • Servings

    servings


Ingredients

  • 1

    pound thin spaghetti, broken into 1-inch pieces

  • 3

    large tomatoes, diced

  • 2

    medium zucchini, diced

  • 1

    large cucumber, diced

  • 1

    medium green pepper, diced

  • 1

    sweet red pepper, diced

  • 1

    large red onion, diced

  • 2

    cans (2¼ oz. each) sliced ripe olives, drained

  • DRESSING:

  • 1

    bottle (16 oz.) Italian salad dressing

  • ¼

    cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • 1

    Tbsp. sesame seeds

  • 2

    tsp. poppy seeds

  • 1

    tsp. paprika

  • ½

    tsp. celery seed

  • ¼

    tsp. garlic powder

Directions

Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and rinse in cold water. Transfer to a large bowl. Add the vegetables and olives. In a large bowl, whisk the dressing ingredients. Drizzle over spaghetti mixture; toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Serve with a slotted spoon. Yield: 10-15 servings.


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