I love this staple summer recipe. Not that you can tell by this picture but this salad is so pretty and yummy be sure to try it out, which you can tell my family apparently did and forgot to leave me enough for a good picture for the blog. They are so unblogsupportive that way!
Recipe according to the picture:
6 cooked spaghetti noodles
11 slices of cucumber
no onions because I forgot them and the kids pick them out anyways
8 tomato chunklets
1/2 a sliced black olive
Don't you hate when they don't even leave a serving in the bowl?
Argh! Anywho - on to the real recipe:
1 lb cooked spaghetti
1 bottle of Italian salad dressing
1/2 bottle of Salad Supreme* seasoning
1/2 purple onion, chopped
2 cucumbers, chopped
1 tomato, chopped
handful of black olives, chopped and optional
In a large bowl mix all ingredients and chill in fridge. The longer this sets, the better the flavors marry. I would recommend overnight, if you can stand it. Also a few programming notes: you can use the light and fat free dressings but it won't be as good. Trust me on this one. Go whole hog and use the regular dressing. Your taste buds will thank me. And finally, you can pretty much throw in anything you want: salami, pepperoni chunks, zukes, you name it.
*If you can't find Salad Supreme in your grocery store, there is a nifty recipe here.