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Spaghetti Pasta Salad

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Makes

15-20 servings

My family loves this salad as either a main meal or a side dish. We especially enjoy making it during the hot summer months, using fresh ingredients right out of our garden. It looks terrific with all the different colors!

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces thin spaghetti
  • 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup diced pepperoni
  • 1/2 cup diced fully cooked ham
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 cup diced tomato
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped cucumber
  • 1/4 cup sliced ripe olives
  • 1 avocado, peeled and diced, optional
  • 1 bottle (8 ounces) Italian salad dressing

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, cook spaghetti according to package directions. Meanwhile in a large salad bowl, add the cheese, pepperoni, ham, green pepper, tomato, onion, cucumber and olives. Add avocado if desired.
  2. Rinse pasta with cold water; drain well. Place on top of salad ingredients. Drizzle with salad dressing: toss lightly to coat. Chill until serving.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 147 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 342mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.

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