Crunchy Vegan Pasta Salad

Crunchy Vegan Pasta Salad Overview

Crunchy Vegan Pasta Salad, just like any other Pasta Salad , is a lazy though a flavorful dish.  This recipe, however, is more summerish and fresh. The beauty of this recipe is that you can substitute most of the ingredients with nearly any veggies you have at hand. Therefore, feel free to improvise depending on what you’ve got at hand!

It’s important to keep your pasta slightly al dente so the salad stays crunchy and solid. To make this vegan pasta salad even more colorful, choose tricolore pasta. To keep this salad gluten-free, opt for gluten-free pasta, preferably legume pasta (made from lentils, peas, beans or chickpeas) – this option would elevate the protein content of the dish.

Just throw ingredients together, add a dressing of your choice. In this case, I used homemade balsamic vinaigrette that blends all flavors together and adds a nice touch to the dish. You may choose to add herbs as well for an even fresher flavor. Bon appetit!

How to Serve Crunchy Vegan Pasta Salad

This Crunchy Vegan Pasta Salad is great both served warm as well as cold. Top with roasted seeds, nutritiounal yeast and some fresh basil leaves.

Crunchy Vegan Pasta Salad

This Fresh Vegan Pasta Salad is quick to make for a last-minute lunch or party dish. This crunchy, filling and colorful meal will surely become a hit.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Nut free, Vegan
Servings: 4
Calories: 277kcal

Equipment

  • Large bowl
  • Cooking pot

Ingredients

For Salad

  • 250 g whole-grain pasta cooked
  • 1/2 can corn drained
  • 1 cup chickpeas cooked
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 cup black olives pitted halved
  • 1 medium cucumber chopped
  • balsamic vinaigrette to taste

For Balsamic Vinaigrette dressing

  • 3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup olive oil extra virgin
  • 1 clove of garlic minced
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Throw in all ingredients together into a large bowl.
  • Season with home-made balsamic vinaigrette.

Nutrition Facts:

Nutrition facts below per one serving of Vegan Pasta Salad:

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