Spectacular Spaghetti Salad

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr

This started with evelyn/athens' Macaroni Salad (63733) and morphed based on the ingredients I had on hand and my personal tastes. I brought it to a BBQ and my foodie friend pronounced it spectacular, so I had to post the recipe! BTW, the cooking time is actually refrigeration time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook spaghetti according to package directions.
  2. Mix all dressing ingredients together.
  3. When spaghetti is done, drain and rinse with cold water.
  4. Mix salad ingredients with dressing.
  5. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving.
Most Helpful

5 5

You have a very satisfying salad with this recipe, which I cut in half for the 2 of us! Juggled things a little, using 4 cherry tomatoes halved & 2 of the green onions, but nothing significant! We really liked the dressing & will make it again the same way! Thanks for sharing the recipe! [Made & reviewed for one of my adoptees in this fall's round of Pick A Chef]

4 5

Tasty and easy pasta salad! I don't care for onions so left them out; I had a red bell pepper so used that instead of green. Loved the dressing on this - creamy and a nice zip from the mustard. Thanks for sharing your recipe! Made for Fall Pick-A-Chef 2011

5 5

This is a very good picnic salad. I made this as written, just added extra scallions. When I think of spaghetti salads, I usually think of an viniagrette-based dressing. The mayo dressing is more macaroni salad, so I think next time, I'd use elbow, rotini or shell noodles...just my personal preference. Thanx for sharing!