California Spaghetti Salad

Ingredients :

 8 ounces spaghetti noodles, cooked according to package instructions and cooled

– 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved

– 1 cup cucumber, diced

– 1 cup bell peppers (any color), diced

– 1/2 cup red onion, thinly sliced

– 1/2 cup black olives, sliced

– 1/2 cup shredded carrots

– 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped

– 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

– 1/4 cup sunflower seeds (optional, for extra crunch)

– 1/3 cup olive oil

– 1/4 cup red wine vinegar

– 2 tablespoons honey

– 1 clove garlic, minced

– 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

– Salt and pepper, to taste

Préparations :

1. Prepare the Dressing:

   – In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, red wine vinegar, honey, minced garlic, Dijon mustard, salt, and pepper until well combined. Set aside.

2. Assemble the Salad:

   – In a large mixing bowl, combine the cooked and cooled spaghetti noodles with the cherry tomatoes, cucumber, bell peppers, red onion, black olives, shredded carrots, and chopped parsley.

   – Pour the prepared dressing over the salad ingredients and toss gently until everything is evenly coated with the dressing.

   – Sprinkle the grated Parmesan cheese and sunflower seeds (if using) over the top of the salad and toss again to combine.


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