Fresh basil and parsley spaghetti salad

December 31, 2019Sew White

My fresh basil and parsley spaghetti salad is so fresh and packs a punch of flavour. It works so well for lunch or dinner and also is delicious cold for lunch boxes too.

How to make the fresh basil and parsley spaghetti salad

This dish is so easy to make and doesn’t take long at all. Enjoy making it! I hope you love it as much as me.

Layering up the Spaghetti Salad in a large bowl step by step

Layer the ingredients in a bowl as you chop them up. Mix them together and add the freshly cooked spaghetti on top. Mix again and serve straight away. the fresh herbs add such a wonderful flavour and mixed with the vinegar dressing it is a lovely taste. The crunch of the red onion and softness of the tomatoes and spaghetti works so well.

It’s so light and easy to eat. The taste is wonderful and this is always my go to quick dinner.

Easy spaghetti dinner

The flavour of this salad is incredible. I love it. Whether it’s for lunch, dinner or for lunch box the next day I am addicted to this dish. It really has the incredible summer flavours and mixes is freshness and healthiness. It is also a great dish for parties and barbecues. It’s easy to change a few things to make it perfect for everyone. The herbs are what is so important for this dish. They take it to the next level of flavour.

What is so easy about this dish is that you throw everything together and stir. It’s also wonderful how long it lasts if you have any leftovers. I rarely do but sometimes when I do, I love finding a little extra in the fridge.

fresh basil and parsley spaghetti salad with raw onion, olives and tomatoes

Pin me for later 

Check out my other main meal recipes

Fresh Basil and Parsley Spaghetti Salad

Sisley White
My fresh basil and parsley spaghetti salad is so fresh and packs a punch of flavour. It works so well for lunch or dinner and also is delicious cold for lunch boxes too.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine British
Servings 4 people
Calories 350 kcal


  • 200 g of spaghetti
  • 1 small red onion
  • 300 g baby or plum tomatoes
  • 100 g olives
  • handful of flat leaf parsley
  • handful of basil
  • 2 tablespoons on capers
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • red chilli optional


  • Cook the spaghetti as per the instructions on the packet
  • While the spaghetti is cooking chop up the tomatoes and herbs plus thinly slice the red onion and add it to a large serving bowl. Add the olives and capers too.
  • Drizzle the red wine vinegar and olive oil too.
  • When the spaghetti is cooked mix all the ingredients together and then serve.


This is a delicious recipe which can easily be adapted to include meat or other vegetables.
Keyword easy summer spaghetti, easy summer spaghetti salad, Fresh Basil and Parsley Spaghetti Salad, pasta salads for parties

Follow me on Instagram to see what I’ve been making recently.

View my other recipes and see below for other party food ideas.

Vietnamese steak lettuce wraps
Easy to make delicious bites size treats, my Vietnamese steak lettuce bites are packed full of flavour and healthy too.
Check out this recipe
Chicken Kiev Potato Salad
This Chicken Kiev Salad is a perfect lunch or dinner and it adds a little more excitement to a normal chicken Kiev. It is also perfect for events and cold in a lunch boxes too.
Check out this recipe
Fajita Traybake – Mexican Lasagne
This delicious Fajita Traybake is a Mexican flavour take on a lasgane. It combines the delicious fajita flavours while adding yummy layers for a yummy meal.
Check out this recipe
Easy Tomato Peach Salad with Heirloom tomatoes
The perfect fresh summer salad. Heirloom Tomato and Peach Salad with creamy mozzarella and earthy green basil. Fresh and Fruity.
Check out this recipe
Rainbow Salad with Spicy Dressing
I love making this Rainbow Salad with Spicy Dressing as it goes with so many other dishes. It's great on it's own too and full of flavour.
Check out this recipe
Easy Tomato Salad with Rice, Quinoa & Asparagus
This easy tomato salad with quinoa, rice and asparagus is simple to make but tastes just incredible. The base is the rice and quinoa, which are then topped with fresh tomatoes, fresh basil leaves, fresh mozzarella and perfectly cooked asparagus.
Check out this recipe
Quick & Easy One-Pot Tomato Olive Pasta
This easy one-pot tomato olive pasta is a quick and delicious dinner that only takes 20 minutes to cook! It’s perfect for dinner any day of the week!
Check out this recipe
Focaccia Bundt Loaf
Focaccia Bundt Loaf is a great way to serve a focaccia at a party or event and even for dinner. The Bundt tin makes the finished bread shape look gorgeous.
Check out this recipe


  • Camilla Hawkins

    September 26, 2018 at 7:18 pm

    Oh wow, this is my kind of salad, love the fresh flavours and different textures here – yum, yum:-)5 stars

    1. Sew White

      September 27, 2018 at 10:22 am

      Thank you Camilla!

  • Jacqueline Meldrum

    September 26, 2018 at 9:52 pm

    I love pasta salad and love all these flavours too. I was totally drooling from that first photo. Sharing this now and trying it soon!5 stars

    1. Sew White

      September 27, 2018 at 10:22 am

      Thank you so much! It is such a fresh salad and too easy to eat a lot of.

  • Kavita Favelle

    October 1, 2018 at 7:51 am

    This looks fabulous! Lovely fresh colours and flavours and textures and easy to make!5 stars

    1. Sew White

      October 1, 2018 at 2:20 pm

      Thank you <3 So fresh and delicious no wonder it's made so much at my house.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Previous Post Next Post