Here is How To Make The Easiest Vegan Pasta Salad Recipe: Three Easy Steps!
Thinking about how to make a vegan pasta salad? Perhaps you’re going to a potluck or picnic, and want to bring something plant-based that everyone can enjoy. Or perhaps you just love the combination of pasta and veggies so much that you want to make it again, but in a way that’s even easier than before. Either way, I have the recipe for you! If you’ve never made pasta salad before, trust me – it’s as easy as boiling water and mixing some fresh chopped with your cooked pasta. Once everything is ready, all that remains is assembling the final product…and there are plenty of ways in which to make a vegan pasta salad!
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Three Easy Steps To Make The Easiest Vegan Pasta Salad Recipe: Three Easy Steps!
Step 1: Boil your pasta.
You can use any kind of pasta you want, but we recommend a gluten-free short and chunky shape like penne, rigatoni, or rotini. Once the pasta is cooked, drain it and allow to cool.
Step 2: Add your dressing and veggies.
To make the easiest vegan pasta salad, all you need is a delicious vinaigrette (let’s avoid heavy mayonnaise) and some vegetables to mix in.
Simply chop up the vegetables or tear off the leaves into bite-size pieces. Then, toss them with your cooked noodles, sauce, and spices before adding any additional toppings (the options are endless!).
Step 3: Mix it all together and enjoy!
The final step is adding in the sauce and other ingredients. You’ll want to mix everything together, and then either serve it or let it chill so that the flavors have time to meld together. If you’re serving it immediately, don’t forget to add salt and pepper to your taste before you dig in! As you can see, pasta salad is easy to make. If you follow these three steps, your vegan pasta salad will be ready in no time!
A Few Tips Before You Begin
There are a few tricks to making your pasta salad the best it can be. Always make sure that you’re using cool noodles from the fridge and fresh veggies. Otherwise, your pasta could get soggy before you can even enjoy it! It’s important to remember that not all pasta is created equally. Some types of pasta (like penne) can become mushy when cooked with liquids like tomato sauce. Others (like spaghetti) will hold up much better under those conditions. If you are concerned, you can also make it al dente and cook just a little less.
What to serve with vegan pasta salad?
There are some great classics that go well with a pasta salad. Some of my favorites are:
* A crunchy baguette, to serve as a base for the pasta salad and act as a sponge for the delicious sauce
* A side of crisp green lettuce leaves, which can be used to wrap the pasta salad like a sandwich
* Crisp winter apples, cut into chunks and tossed in lemon juice to prevent them from browning
Experimenting in the Kitchen
When you’re in the mood for a pasta salad with a light and refreshing taste, this is the recipe for you! It’s easy to make and full of flavor. The best part? It’s vegan and there are so many ingredients you can use to give it a little something extra. It’s also extremely versatile, so you can experiment with different ingredients until you find your favorite. Step one: Boil your pasta and set it aside. Step two: Add your sauce, veggies, and other ingredients. Step three: Mix it together and enjoy! This is the easiest vegan pasta salad recipe around!
Hop on the video below to explore an abbreviated version of how I make this recipe.
Recipe: The Easiest Vegan Pasta Salad
This pasta salad consists of two parts: the dressing and the vegetables. Mix together all the ingredients. That’s it! You can then add in whatever vegetables you want to use. A few other suggestions are broccoli, cucumbers, olives, tomatoes, and red onion. Once everything is mixed together in a bowl (the pasta should be cooled at this point), it’s time to assemble it into a serving container. You can either create a single container and eat it throughout the week for lunch or dinner (my favorite) or make individual servings that can go straight from the refrigerator to your plate at a picnic. Either way is perfect!
**Note: If you want your salad to last longer in your fridge than just a few days, I recommend adding a little extra lemon juice or apple cider vinegar to keep it fresh!**
When you’re in the mood for a pasta salad with a light and refreshing taste, this is the recipe for you! It’s easy to make and full of flavor. The best part? It’s vegan and there are so many ingredients you can use to give it a little something extra. It’s also extremely versatile, so you can experiment with different ingredients until you find your favorite. Step one: Boil your pasta and set it aside. Step two: Add your dressing, veggies, and other ingredients. Step three: Mix it together and enjoy! This is the easiest vegan pasta salad recipe around!
1 cup cooked gluten free pasta
1 cup cut lightly steamed fresh peas
1/2 cup thinly sliced Brussel sprouts (can lightly steam as well)
1/2 cup diced cucumber
1/4 cup leeks
1/4 cup black olives
1/2 cup chopped parsley
1/2 cup chopped dill
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 tsp lemon rind (finely diced/julienne )
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar (or lemon juice )
1 tsp capers
1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
Boil and cook pasta. (Don’t overcook). Rise and let cool.
Mix ingredients for vinaigrette.
Combine everything together.
Let sit for at least 30 minutes to allow flavors to combine.
Prep Time:30 minutes
Cook Time:5 minutes
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Can I use any variety of olive 🫒?
Yes – though my preference for flavor and health benefits is extra virgin olive oil. Thanks for asking and look forward to seeing your creations!