Grammie's Pasta Salad

Kim Biegacki


My Grammie(Roberta Campbell) used to make this salad alot in the summer months. I know it was one of her favorites. She would take it to picnics & family gatherings. It is a well liked salad & kids enjoy it just as much as adults.

I always think of her when I have this salad. What a sweetheart my Grammie was & if you had met her she would give you a big hug and fed you for sure. Nobody came into her house w/o be offered something to eat. It was just her way. She was always hospitable, kind and loving and never missed a beat; even at 87 yrs young she still was cooking for herself.

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12 - 16 servings


15 Min


10 Min


Stove Top


1 lb
box of thin spaghetti, cooked al dente and cooled
2 small
carrots, shredded or matchsticks
3 - 4 medium
green onions, diced thin
1 small
cucumber, cut up real fine
1 can(s)
of black olives, whole or sliced (2 small cans if sliced)
1 lb
frozen tiny peas, or fresh peas if you can get your hands on some


4 - 6
packets of stevia or your brand of sweetener
2/3 c
cooking vinegar (red or white wine)
1/2 tsp
italian seasoning
1 tsp
garlic powder
1/2 tsp
1 tsp
2 tsp
parsley flakes


a little fresh parsley if you wish

Directions Step-By-Step

Prepare your dressing and set aside.

Cook your spaghetti and add a little olive oil while it is cooling. Add all the ingredients for your salad and toss together. Then add your salad dressing and toss again. Now, refrigerate for several hours and then toss again before serving.
Add some fresh chopped basil for garnish if you wish.
Here are the peas I used and the olives. First time to try these spicy ranchero burgundy olives and they were so delicious with this salad.
Your salad is ready to eat.

This salad really tastes great even the next day. Because you use the petite tiny peas they stay crunchy.
8-23-13--I had a lot leftover pasta from dinner last night, so I decided that this would be perfect to make for today. I was out of red wine vinegar and used white wine vinegar instead. It was just as delicious as the red.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta Salads
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy