Spaghetti Cold Noodle Salad

Cold Spaghetti Noodle Salad.

The Best Cold Spaghetti

This is it. This is the one you’ve been looking for. A Cold Noodle Salad recipe that puts the others to shame because its got the right balance of flavors. Not to mention, it’s made with spaghetti. I’m talking about a side dish that can be eaten as the main course, instead, it’s so good. Every bite you discover a new twist because it’s made with fresh ingredients. Most pasta dishes make you feel stuffed and bloated but this cold spaghetti recipe keeps it light and oddly fulfilling. My wife and I always fight over the last serving.

Close up of the Cold Spaghetti Noodle Salad and all of the ingredients.

The Secret to this Dish

The flavors that make this Spaghetti Cold Noodle Salad unique come from several different flavors. First, Garlic infused Olive oil. Second, Bacon. Third, Parmesan Cheese and the Fourth, of course, is fresh chopped vegetables.

In this recipe I add green onion, Roma tomatoes, fresh broccoli, black olives but you can add any other vegetable you like. Zucchini or Cucumber is a nice additive or substitution. Mayonnaise and olive oil make up the bulk of the dressing with chopped garlic and salt but, you can add fresh Basil or mint, maybe even a squeeze of lemon juice if you’d like to spruce it up even more. It’s up to you.

There aren’t any additional spices or fresh herbs but I could see some Italian seasoning or Herbs De Province adding a nice touch. Even a pinch of Cayenne might not hurt. Just be sure to season with Salt and Pepper to your tastes and you’ll enjoy a wonderful summer salad. And, though this recipe calls for spaghetti, this recipe is great with other dried pasta’s as well; Penne, Butterflies, Shells or classic Elbow Macaroni are all fine examples.

Check out some of my Best Salad recipes and Dressings: Mac Salad, Curry Chicken Salad, Taco Salad, Dill Havarti Seared Pepper Salad, Blue Cheese Dressing, Ranch Dressing, Oriental Salad Dressing, Fresh Veggies with Ricotta Mint and Lime.

Spaghetti Cold Noodle Salad video tutorial by poormansgourmet.

Spaghetti Cold Noodle Salad Ingredients:

1 pkg Thin Spaghetti(16oz), cooked
1 Garlic Clove, chopped
1/4 cup Olive Oil, seasoned with salt
1 tsp Balsamic Vinegar
2 Roma Tomatoes, sliced
1 Broccoli Head, chopped
2 Green onions, chopped
1 can Black Olives(2.25oz), sliced
1 1/2 cup Mayo
1/2 cup Fresh Parmesan, grated
3 Bacon Strips, chopped
Salt and Pepper to taste

Be sure to follow the instructions in the video tutorial and I’ll show you exactly how easy this Spaghetti Cold Noodle Salad
is to make.

Baby Back Ribs Tin Foil Dinner

Fun Baby Back Ribs Dinner

Tin foil dinners were a regular thing for me, growing up. I was a Boy Scout and without mommy and daddy around to cook for me, I had to throw something together that could just be cooked by campfire. I didn’t like hot dogs so hamburger and vegetables was the next alternative. Well, now that I’m full grown, I don’t want little burned bits of under seasoned hamburger. I want ribs and an assortment of vegetables that any gourmet chef would be proud of and this is what I came up with.

Raw Baby Back Ribs seasoned with Kosher Salt, Black Pepper, Cumin and Blackened Seasoning.

The Best Baby Back Ribs

If you want great Baby Back Ribs, they’ve got to be seasoned. We’ve all got our own specific tastes but the key is to lay it on there thick. In my opinion, the only way you can over season ribs is if you add too much salt. That’s why I use Kosher. It’s light, fluffy and a few pinches, spread evenly, seasons the meat perfectly. There’s a variety of different seasoning I use for different recipes but the key is to cook them slow and low, no matter what you decided to season your ribs with. Cook them over some hot coals, in a smoker, barbecue grill or in the oven like I do and the slow and low method will never do you wrong.

In this recipe I use Cumin and Blackened Seasoning. That means there is Smoked Paprika, Garlic and Onion Powder and a few earthy ingredients that really make pork pop. I posted a recipe for Blackened Seasoning a while back if you’d like to put together some for your self.

Waxy potatoes, sweet peppers, asparagus and carrots.

Veggies and Baby Back Ribs

One pairing that is as sure as death and taxes is vegetables in tin foil dinners and this Baby Back Ribs recipe is no exception. Vegetables that are hard and take longer to cook are the best to use because it takes a few hours for the pork to cook. I chose some small waxy potatoes, carrots, sweet peppers and asparagus. Why I didn’t think to put onion in there, until this exact moment, I’ll never know. Truthfully I was trying to film 2 videos at the same time. 2 hours of cooking time gave me nothing to do so I must have racked my brain trying to get a second video done. Anyway, where was I… oh yeah, the vegetables. They will turn out perfectly with just a little olive oil and salt and pepper.

Baby Back Ribs Tin foil Dinner Ingredients:

1 rack Baby Back Ribs
Carrots
Asparagus
Small Waxy Potatoes
Small Sweet Peppers
Cumin
Blackened Seasoning
Kosher Salt and Pepper
Olive Oil

Cook at 300 degrees Fahrenheit for 2 hours and then expose the ribs and kick up the heat 50 degrees. Bake a second time, with barbecue sauce if you’d like, for 20 minutes.

I’m not listing all of the exact amounts because it’s not necessary. I just bought a small bag of each item and just eye balled the seasoning and I’m confident that you can do the same thing and be proud of your self. Just follow the instructions in the Baby Back Ribs Tin Foil Dinner video tutorial and I’ll show you exactly how to make this.

Tomato Creamy Pasta with Shrimp

Dinner with the PMGK Family

I’d like to start sharing with you some of the things we cook for the family that we haven’t yet filmed. Sometimes we are experimenting with new dishes and often they are family favorites. Regardless, Dinner over here is never boring and always something different.

How we decide what to make for Dinner

Many times we plan our meals and occasionally we have no idea what we’re going to make until we take a look in the fridge and pantry to see what we have to work with. It truly is a magical experience watching PMGK come up with a dish. I remember years ago when we were still newly weds I could sit there the entire time he cooked and just watch him put it all together. Many times I have been in awe at what he puts together with the options he has available. It is an art and really needs to be shared.

Today we pulled this shrimp out of the freezer to thaw for dinner. We initially bought it for Valentines dinner. We thought it was 16 jumbo shrimp but when we got it home we realized it was a ton of tiny shrimp so we put it away and decided to save it for later. These days dinner is more of a group effort than just PMGK cooking . The girls and I peeled the shrimp while the boys were busy at the stove making the pasta.

What’s for Dinner?

Once we’ve decided what we are making dinner is a breeze. Tonight we have chosen a Creamy Tomato shrimp pasta. If you want PMGK to film this recipe head on over to our Patreon and make a request today.