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A House Divided: Which Side Are You On?

Updated: Apr 2

This dish is causing division in my household! It holds a special place to me as a classic dish that has been passed down through generations, but my wife, Savannah, and I find ourselves at odds over what it’s called. Personally, I've always referred to it as Spaghetti Salad, just like my mother did when she lovingly prepared it for us during countless summers. However, Savannah adamantly insists on calling it Pasta Salad.

I argue that it should only be called Pasta Salad if it's made with any pasta other than spaghetti. I mean Spaghetti Salad perfectly captures the essence of this delicious dish. Savannah argues that since it can be made with any type of pasta, it should be called pasta salad. But I stick to my guns and defend the name Spaghetti Salad because other pastas just don't have the same taste and texture. The recipe is so simple and good that Spaghetti Salad is the only name that fits. Anything else just seems extra and weird. After all, my mama calls it Spaghetti Salad, so, damnit, that's what it's called!

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Regardless of what we call it, one thing is for sure - it's a summertime staple where we’re from. The combination of cooled, al dente spaghetti, fresh vegetables, seasoned with Gooder Than A Mug Greek Seasoning and a tangy dressing is simply irresistible on a hot summer day.

So, I'm curious, what do you call this dish? Is it Spaghetti Salad or Pasta Salad in your household? Let me know in the comments below and let's settle this debate once and for all.

Here’s the Recipe:

Simple Spaghetti Salad


- 8 ounces of spaghetti

- 1 English cucumber, diced

- 2 Roma tomatoes, diced

- 2 tablespoons of vinegar

- 4 tablespoons of Italian dressing

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- Zest of 1 lemon

- Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)

salt & pepper to taste.

The Recipe:

1. Cook the spaghetti according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain and rinse with cold water to cool it down.

2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cooked spaghetti, diced cucumber, and diced Roma tomatoes.

3. Add the vinegar, Italian dressing, Gooder Than A Mug Greek Seasoning, salt & pepper and lemon zest.

4. Mix thoroughly to combine all the ingredients.

5. Let the salad sit in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.

6. Before serving, garnish with fresh parsley.

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