Spaghetti-Buko Salad

This recipe is so Filipino! It reminds me of the parties we hosted — and memories of my mother testing recipes we loved. This one is a particular favorite but I cannot remember which cookbook this came from. This recipe is very similar to my Buko Fruit salad sans the spaghetti noodles.


1 package pre-cut spaghetti (8 ozs.)

1-1/2 cups young coconut (buko), shredded

1 cup pineapple tidbits

1 (#2-1/2) can fruit cocktail

1/4 cup pickle relish

1/2 cup condensed milk

1 (6 oz.) heavy cream, chilled

1/3 cup cashew nuts, chopped

1. Cook spaghetti noodles as directed. Drain and arrange in a salad bowl. Chill.

2. Meanwhile, drain shredded coconut, pineapple tidbits, fruit cocktail, and pickle relish. Combine with cooked spaghetti and nuts.

3. Mix the condensed milk and chilled heavy cream thoroughly and pour over spaghetti mixture. Toss lightly until well blended.

4. Serve cold on a bed of lettuce.

Makes 6 to 8 servings

6 thoughts on “Spaghetti-Buko Salad

  1. lutongpinoyrecipe

    Honestly, I have not seen this one or even taste it. Spaghetti mixed with Buko salad? That is pretty weird.. However, buko salad is soo yummy, i just love it.
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  2. Karlo dL

    Very inventive but I wonder how the texture is like. I cant imagine pasta in buko salad ūüėÄ
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  3. lutongpinoyrecipe

    Isn’t it odd to mix both spaghetti and buko salad?
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  4. Cessy Poo

    Hmmm, I’ve never tried this one but it is very interesting! I love buko so I’m very much tempted to try it. I guess I better buy some buko in the Filo store. Thanks!
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  5. joan jardiniano

    hai gudmorning .. kakagutom nman haha pnge tulingan kita ubuxin nyan hahah =)

  6. lit diaz

    in the visayas, they use macaroni instead of spaghetti. The taste of the macaroni depends on how long it is tossed with the other ingredients – it will be sweet and taste like fruit cocktail if left long enough. I think this is better since the spaghetti strands look like buko and it will taste better since the cream and condensed milk will seep in better and faster. Good for budget-savers.

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