“Discover the vibrant flavors of the Golden State with our delectable California Spaghetti Salad. Bursting with an array of fresh vegetables and a zesty Italian dressing, this salad is not only a treat for your taste buds but also a feast for your eyes. Join us on a culinary journey through the sunny flavors of California in this unique and original recipe.”


  • 400-500 grams of spaghetti.
  • 1½ cups of cherry tomatoes, halved.
  • 1 cucumber, diced.
  • 2 zucchinis, cubed.
  • 1 green pepper, diced.
  • 1 red pepper, diced.
  • 1 red onion, diced.
  • A handful of sliced black olives, drained.

For the Dressing:

  • 1 bottle of Italian dressing.
  • ½ cup of grated Parmesan cheese.
  • 1 tablespoon of sesame seeds.
  • 1 teaspoon of paprika.
  • ¼ teaspoon of celery seeds.
  • ½ teaspoon of garlic powder.


  1. Begin by cooking the spaghetti according to the package instructions. Once cooked, drain and rinse it with cold water to stop the cooking process. Set it aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the diced zucchinis, halved cherry tomatoes, diced green and red peppers, diced red onion, diced cucumber, and sliced black olives. This medley of colorful vegetables adds both flavor and visual appeal to our California-inspired salad.
  3. In another mixing bowl, prepare the dressing by whisking together the Italian dressing, grated Parmesan cheese, sesame seeds, paprika, celery seeds, and garlic powder. This dressing will infuse your salad with a burst of California sunshine.
  4. Now, it’s time to bring everything together. Toss the cooked spaghetti with the diced vegetables and black olives in the large mixing bowl. The combination of textures and flavors is what makes this salad truly special.
  5. Pour the prepared dressing over the pasta and vegetables, ensuring that every ingredient is coated with the delicious California-inspired flavors.


“Chill the salad in the refrigerator, covered with plastic wrap, for at least three hours to allow all the flavors to meld together. The result? A California Spaghetti Salad that’s not only incredibly nutritious but also a delight for your taste buds and a feast for your eyes. Its colorful medley of fresh vegetables and zesty dressing make it a perfect addition to any meal. Whether you’re enjoying it as a side dish at a barbecue or as a standalone meal, this unique and original recipe is bound to be a crowd-pleaser. Give it a try and savor the sunny flavors of California in every bite!”


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