Vegan Pasta Salad Recipe

Published on December 5th 2021 by Rachael Ottier Hart.
Last updated on March 20th 2024
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Close up shot of Vegan Pasta Salad using penne pasta

Life can get hectic sometimes, and having a quick and easy go-to dish you know will satisfy you. This Vegan Pasta Salad is the perfect recipe for those busy life moments. It is made with fresh ingredients, seasoned to perfection, and ready in no time. We have chosen to use sun-dried tomatoes in oil for added flavor and use the oil to enhance the dressing. We hope you enjoy this refreshing Vegan Pasta Salad, and it becomes a favorite go-to for those hectic times.

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Time & Serves

Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
25 mins
Serves
8

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces Pasta Penne or Fusilli

  • 1/2 Red Onion - sliced

  • 1/4 cup Sun-dried tomatoes - in oil sliced

  • 2 Bell pepper - julienne cut

  • 1/4 cup Black olives - sliced

  • 1/4 cup Parsley leaves - chopped

Dressing
  • 100 ml Oil from the Sun Dried Tomatoes

  • 1 tablespoon Tahini

  • 2 tablespoons Red wine vinegar

  • 2 cloves Garlic - minced

  • 1 teaspoon Chives - minced

  • ½ teaspoon Oregano - dried

  • ¼ teaspoon Red pepper flakes

  • Salt & Black Pepper to taste

  • Brown Sugar To taste

Instructions

Mix the dressing ingredients in a small bowl, season with salt, black pepper, and sugar, then set aside to marinate.

Cook the pasta in a pot according to the instructions on the package, then strain. .

While the pasta cooks, prepare the red onion, sun-dried tomatoes, bell pepper, black olives, and parsley into a large bowl.

Tossing it with the salad ingredients and dressing once the pasta is cooked and cooled.

Serve the salad chilled or as is in and place in a salad bowl and enjoy.

Rachael Ottier Hart
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Join Rachael on a global culinary journey. With a passion for travel and diverse cuisines, she crafts recipes that weave flavors, scents, and stories into each dish, igniting your wanderlust with every bite.

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Rachael Ottier Hart
Author:

Join Rachael on a global culinary journey. With a passion for travel and diverse cuisines, she crafts recipes that weave flavors, scents, and stories into each dish, igniting your wanderlust with every bite.

More posts by Rachael Ottier Hart