Linguine Salad

Cold Linguine Pasta Salad is rich with Italian dressing, salad seasoning, parmesan cheese and chopped vegetables to make a great side dish for parties, potlucks, picnics and family reunions.

Pasta serving spoon full of cold linguine pasta salad over white bowl on blue napkin

This pasta salad tastes great served with Homemade Sausage, Marinated & Grilled Meat or Crock Pot Sloppy Joes.

Linguine Pasta Salad

My family LOVES this Linguine Pasta Salad which is also known as Salad Supreme Pasta Salad. The group really enjoys the Italian flavors, especially when I bring it to a family party. They share that they’ve eaten this pasta salad at restaurants on the salad bar several times.

Linguine pasta is coated in Italian dressing, Salad Supreme Seasoning, Parmesan Cheese and tossed with chopped tomatoes, green peppers, onions, sliced olives and cucumbers. Soft, seasoned pasta accented with fresh veggies makes a refreshing side dish any time of the year.

We often travel to potlucks a couple of hours away so I like to make this Linguine Pasta Salad the day before and refrigerate overnight. Just like my mom’s Potluck Pasta Salad this dish is perfect to mix up ahead of time and refrigerate for 24 hours before serving. The seasonings and flavors of the pasta salad get better as they all blend together in the refrigerator.

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Bowl full of linguine pasta salad seasoned with salad supreme linguine salad

McCormick’s Salad Supreme Salad Seasoning is packed with flavors and makes this dish super easy to make. The salad seasoning is red in color and has paprika, poppy seeds, celery seed, black pepper, red pepper, Romano cheese, salt and sesame seeds. This pasta salad is made without mayo making it easier to keep safe in warm weather.

Linguine is a flat, thick pasta that is similar to spaghetti and a bit more narrow than fettuccine. Cold linguine salad can be made with long pieces of linguine or the dry pasta can be broken into 3″ or 4″ pieces to make it easier to stir and eat.

Supreme salad seasoning and Italian dressing on linguine pasta salad with tomatoes, olives, peppers and onions

Ingredients Needed:

  • Linguine pasta
  • Bottle of Italian dressing
  • Salad supreme salad seasoning
  • Grated parmesan cheese
  • Sliced olives
  • Tomatoes
  • Bell pepper, any color works fine
  • Onion
  • Cucumber
Ingredients needed to make linguine salad

Tips for Making Salad Supreme Pasta Salad

  • Dry linguine pasta may be broken into 3″ to 4″ pieces to make serving and eating easier
  • One pound of another shape of pasta like rotini, shells or elbows can also work
  • Another option is adding up to 1/4 cup chopped celery
  • Refrigerate this make-ahead salad overnight or up to 24 hours before serving
  • Peeling tomatoes is an option, but not a requirement
  • Rinse pasta with cold water immediately after draining to prevent sticking together
  • We like to double or triple this recipe for big parties, but stir together one batch at a time to best mix the ingredients together.

How to Make Linguine Pasta Salad

Cook linguine according to the directions on the package. Drain and rinse with cold water to help remove the starches from the pasta which make the pieces stick together.

Cooked and rinsed linguine pasta in a strainer

This will also help the pasta cool. Drain past and return to the pot it was cooked in. Add Italian dressing. Stir well.

Add salad seasoning and parmesan cheese and stir well.

Then add the chopped veggies on top and stir.

Ingredients and vegetables for pasta salad on top of seasoned linguine

Place in an airtight bag or container in the refrigerator for 12 to 24 hours before serving. Store any leftovers in the refrigerator for 3 – 4 days.

White bowl heaped with cold linguine pasta salad with chopped vegetables

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Easy linguine pasta salad in a white serving bowl

Linguine Pasta Salad

Servings 16 people
Author: Jennifer
Cold linguine pasta salad is rich with Italian dressing, salad seasoning, parmesan cheese and chopped vegetables to make a great side dish for parties, potlucks, picnics and family reunions.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound linguine
  • 14 ounces Italian salad dressing
  • 5 tablespoons salad seasoning
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese grated
  • 1 cup cucumber chopped
  • 1 cup green peppers chopped
  • 1/2 cup black olives sliced
  • 1 cup tomatoes chopped, peeling optional
  • 1/4 cup onion chopped

Instructions
 

  • Cook linguine according to the directions on the package. Drain and rinse with cold water.
  • Allow pasta to cool and add Italian dressing. Mix well.
  • Add salad seasoning and cheese. Mix well.
  • Add cut up vegetables, stir well and refrigerate overnight before serving.

Notes

  • Dry linguine pasta may be broken into 3″ to 4″ pieces to make serving and eating easier
  • Up to 1/4 cup chopped celery can be added
  • This make-ahead salad should be refrigerated overnight or up to 24 hours before serving
  • Tomatoes may be peeled if desired
  • Rinse pasta with cold water immediately after draining to prevent sticking together
  • Recipe can easily be doubled or tripled to make a big batch, but stir together one batch at a time to best mix the ingredients together.

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Nutrition

Calories: 195kcalCarbohydrates: 29gProtein: 5gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 341mgPotassium: 196mgFiber: 3gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 234IUVitamin C: 9mgCalcium: 107mgIron: 2mg

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Originally published on November 5, 2020 and updated on February 2, 2022.

6 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Hi Jennifer –
    My husband and I really enjoyed this salad and I was thrilled at how well the leftovers held in the fridge over the next couple of days – the flavors in your recipe intensified so it just got better and better. Keeper recipe! Thank yew.

  2. 5 stars
    What a great dish! So full of flavor and I can make it the night before so that leaves me one less thing to do before the party! I will definitely be making this again. Thanks!

  3. What sald dressing was used, besides I taluan?

    1. Jennifer @ Plowing Through Life says:

      Hey There! Great question! I wonder if you’re asking about the salad seasoning? We use McCormick’s Salad Supreme Salad Seasoning, it adds so much flavor!

    1. Jennifer @ Plowing Through Life says:

      Hey There! We use liquid Italian dressing. Hope you enjoy 🙂

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