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Barbecue parties without pasta salads? That won’t work. With this vegan macaroni salad you create a delicious creamy pasta salad with lots of vegetables and without any mayonnaise or oil, instead we use a Tahini-white bean dressing. This pasta salad is perfect for summer parties, buffets or whenever you fancy a delicious pasta salad. Whether as dinner or as a meal prep for your lunch.
vegan | vegetarian | oil-free | sugar-free | healthy | Whole-Grain | gluten-free opt. | nut-free | soy-free
This pasta salad is served with a fantastic creamy dressing and is packed with vegetables. This vegan, filling salad is perfect for picnics, potluck or BBQ’s, which is sure to be a hit at every party.
That classic pasta salad is one of my favorite pasta salads. I like to prepare it for barbecues or when there is a cold buffet.
It is absolutely not difficult to make this pasta salad and can be created within a few minutes. Thanks to the Tahini white bean base, this salad is lighter than the traditional pasta salad with mayonnaise.
What do I need for a vegan pasta salad?
Here is an overview of what you need for this pasta salad. You can find a more detailed list in the recipe card:
Pasta (whole grain, gluten free)
Palm hearts (opt)
For the dressing:
Pickle juice /brine
How do I prepare the vegan pasta salad?
First you cook the noodles according to the package instructions. And let them cool down a bit.
Chop the vegetables and put them in a large bowl.
Now prepare the dressing. Add all the ingredients to a high speed blender and mix until a creamy dressing is created. Season it again.
Now add the slightly cooled pasta to the vegetables and mix everything with the dressing.
If the pasta salad seems a bit dry, you can add a little pickle juice.
How long does the vegan pasta salad keep?
If you keep the pasta salad airtight in the refrigerator, it will last about 4-5 days. Ours hasn’t lasted longer since we eat it up. The salad tastes just too good.
Can I prepare the vegan pasta salad in advance?
You can easily prepare it 1-2 days in advance. I would save some dressing and then fold in just before serving, it could be that the pasta salad gets a little dry otherwise.
Tips for the perfect pasta salad:
- When cooking the noodles, make sure that they are not cooked too soft and are mushy and fall apart.
- If you prepare the pasta salad in advance, make sure to keep some dressing on the side. You can also put the entire dressing on the salad right before serving.
- Mix in other vegetables as desired. For example: broccoli, tomatoes.
- Prepare the pasta salad at the end of the week and eat it as a weekday lunch.
How can I serve the vegan pasta salad?
- As a side to grilled food
- With my black bean meatballs
- Salad buffet with potato salad, coleslaw white or red, green salad
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