Summer Spaghetti Salad


Spaghetti, strands of string cheese, and squash noodles get the freshest tomato topping in this perfect summer dish.

Total Time:
50 mins


  • ½ cup olive oil

  • 3 cloves garlic, sliced

  • 1 12 ounce package spaghetti, broken in half

  • 3 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth

  • 1 medium zucchini, ends trimmed

  • 1 medium yellow summer squash, ends trimmed

  • 6 sticks string cheese

  • 4 cup red and yellow cherry tomatoes, chopped

  • 1 large onion, finely chopped (1 cup)

  • 1 cup chopped fresh Italian flat-leaf parsley

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar

  • ½ cup walnuts, toasted*


  1. Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and stir for 1 minute. Add pasta, tossing to combine. Add broth. Heat, uncovered, over medium heat for 10 minutes or until liquid is nearly absorbed, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and set aside to cool for 10 minutes. Transfer to a serving dish. Meanwhile, use a spiral vegetable slicer to cut zucchini and yellow squash into long strands. Snip strands into shorter lengths, if desired. Add to spaghetti. Set aside to cool completely. Pull cheese into thin strands; chill until ready to serve.

  2. In a small bowl toss together tomatoes, onion, parsley, salt, pepper, remaining oil, and vinegar. Add cheese to spaghetti mixture. Top with tomato mixture and walnuts.

    Summer Spaghetti Salad
    Andy Lyons

Toasted Walnuts

Toss together the walnuts, 1 teaspoon olive oil and 1/4 teaspoon of the salt in a shallow baking pan. Bake in a 350°F oven for 5 minutes until toasted; set walnuts aside.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

335 Calories
19g Fat
33g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 335
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 9mg 3%
Sodium 443mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 12g
Vitamin C 25.3mg 127%
Calcium 157mg 12%
Iron 2.2mg 12%
Potassium 400mg 9%
Folate, total 110.3mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.2mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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