End of Summer Guy’d: Picnic Spaghetti Salad Recipe

You don’t come to any party – especially an end of summer gathering – empty handed. It just isn’t done. Were you born in a barn? Raised by wolves? Show some class and bring a dish to pass. (And, no, you don’t have to rhyme like that last sentence once you arrive.)

As a guest, you can always bring a six pack or a bag of chips. But, if you want to distinguish yourself from the group (and perhaps impress the ladies), you need to put in a little extra effort. 

This Spaghetti Salad recipe is a perfect side dish at any barbecue, and it will create the illusion that you’ve conjured up an exotic, Mediterranean dish to add some flare to that end of summer al fresco dining or cookout.

Picnic Spaghetti Salad


  • 1 pound box spaghetti or vermicelli
  • 1/2 pound ham cubed
  • 1/2 pound sliced pepperoni
  • 1 large bunch broccoli cut into small florets
  • 15 grape tomatoes cut in half
  • 1 small can sliced black olives, drained well
  • 6 tbsp Salad Seasoning

Related: Summer Grilling Challenge: BBQ Your Pizza

Preparation: Cook spaghetti to al dente, drain. Put pasta in large bowl. Add next 5 ingredients.

Add 1 bottle Italian Dressing to the salad seasoning and pour over salad. Toss well. 

Mix well, using two large serving spoons. Sprinkle salad seasoning over all. Mix again gently. Cover and refrigerate at least six hours.


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