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Easy Vegan Pasta Salad

A simple vegan pasta salad recipe to use all your gorgeous summer produce. This salad has hearty chunks of roasted vegetables, perfectly cooked pasta, corn tossed in a super flavorful Italian style dressing. A quick, easy enough recipe that you can whip up in 20 minutes flat. Perfect for weeknight dinner. Just use gluten free pasta if you want to make this recipe gluten free.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, continental, Italian
Keyword: vegan pasta salad
Servings: 3
Calories: 329kcal
Author: Harini

Ingredients

For cooking pasta

  • 3/4 cup dried pasta 100 grams, 4oz
  • water for cooking pasta
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • few drops of oil

Roasted vegetables

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 small zucchini diced
  • 1 small carrot diced
  • 1 medium green bell pepper cubed
  • 1 medium red bell pepper cubed
  • 1 medium yellow bell pepper
  • 1 small red onion cubed
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1/2 cup boiled corn kernels

Dressing

  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons dried herbs basil, oregano, parsely etc
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili flakes
  • 1 teaspoon maple or sugar
  • 2 tablespoons pasta cooked water
  • salt to taste

Instructions

Roasting Vegetables

  • Let's begin with dicing vegetables. Rinse and dice the veggies as you prefer. Here I have used 1 small green zucchini, 1 small carrot, around 1.5 cups cubed colored bell peppers, 1 small red onion and 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved.
    chopped vegetables
  • Heat a large cast iron skillet or pan with 1 teaspoon olive oil. Spread the oil well. Place the chopped vegetables as single layer and set the heat to medium.
  • Roast the vegetables in medium heat for 6-7 minutes or until they char to your preference.
    roasting tomatoes in cast iron pan

Cooking pasta

  • While the vegetables are roasting, cook pasta according to package instructions. Drain the cooked pasta and rinse under cold water. Reserve 2 tablespoons of pasta cooked water for dressing.
    al dente pasta

Dressing

  • Combine all the ingredients mentioned under dressing in a small bowl. Add pasta cooked water.
    ingredients for dressing for pasta salad
  • Whisk well until everything is combined.
    dressing for pasta salad

Vegan Pasta salad

  • Place the roasted vegetables in a large bowl.
    roasted vegetables in a bowl
  • Add cooked pasta. Pour the prepared dressing and toss well. You can serve this immedietly or chill for few hours and serve pasta salad cold.
    preparing vegan pasta salad

Notes

Scaling up- You can double or halve the recipe.
Serving- This recipe yilds three regular servings or 6-7 small servings.

Nutrition

Serving: 3g | Calories: 329kcal