Monday, March 15, 2010

Day 105, Spaghetti Salad

I was wandering the isles at Target and found myself by those tomatoes again. It is getting warmer, so I wanted a cold salad today.

Spaghetti Salad

1/2 box thin spaghetti noodles
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp lemon juice
freshly ground pepper, to taste
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tbsp Parmesan cheese
1 English cucumber, cut into pieces
2 cups tomatoes, cut into bite sized pieces

Cook noodles as directed on package; drain. Mix olive oil, lemon juice, pepper, garlic and cheese in a small bowl. Pour dressing over noodles, place in refrigerator to cool, 30 minutes to an hour. Add vegetables just before serving; mix until everything is well distributed.

Serves 6-8

I think I could have used a little more oil or some water to make more dressing. It coated the noodles just enough, but I didn't have enough for the vegetables too. Fortunately the noodles picked up enough of the flavor to make it tasty, but I think next time I'll make more dressing.

Flavor Rating: Good, I like my Seafood Salad better, but that I make a lot of dressing to go on top of it.

Ease of Preparation: Easy, just a lot of chopping to do.


  1. That looks good! I usually use lite italian or balsamic dressing on pasta salads...and some cheese.

    So? What's for dinner lately? No posts in over a week!

  2. Sorry I haven't updated recently. It's been a long week and the internet went down here. I'm not updating tonight, but I will update for the week in the morning. I have made different things all week, but just have been too busy to post.