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Fresh Basil and Parsley Spaghetti Salad

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.
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine British
Keyword easy summer spaghetti, easy summer spaghetti salad, Fresh Basil and Parsley Spaghetti Salad, pasta salads for parties
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 350kcal
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


  • 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.