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.

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.

5 from 3 votes

Fresh Basil and Parsley Spaghetti Salad

Author Sisley White


  • 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


  1. Cook the spaghetti as per the instructions on the packet
  2. 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.

  3. Drizzle the red wine vinegar and olive oil too.

  4. When the spaghetti is cooked mix all the ingredients together and then serve.

Recipe Notes

This is a delicious recipe which can easily be adapted to include meat or other vegetables.

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


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  • 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.

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