3 Vegan Pasta Salad Recipes

Kathryn Vera
Sunny Pasta Salad

Following a vegan diet doesn't mean giving up all of your favorite dishes. These vegan pasta salad recipes are a great choice for summer pot-lucks and are both easy and delicious.

Sunny Pasta Salad

This is a quick, no-fuss summer pasta salad that will keep your guests coming back for more! Serves 4.

Ingredients:

  • 16 ounces bow-tie pasta
  • 1 medium yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium orange bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup sundried tomatoes packed in oil, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2/3 cup Italian dressing

Directions:

1. Cook bow-tie pasta according to package instructions.

2. Rinse pasta with cold water until it has cooled completely.

3. Combine pasta, bell peppers, sundried tomatoes, parsley, and Italian dressing in a large mixing bowl.

4. Place pasta salad in serving bowl, and chill in refrigerator until ready to serve.

Chinese Pasta Salad

Chinese Pasta Salad

This is a unique, healthy vegan pasta salad for those with a hankering for Chinese food. Serves 4.

Ingredients:

  • 16 ounces fettucine
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 red bell peppers, chopped
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped

Directions:

1. Cook fettucine pasta according to package instructions.

2. Rinse pasta with cold water until it has cooled completely.

3. Combine peanut butter, vegetable broth, soy sauce, garlic, and red pepper flakes in a large mixing bowl.

4. Add pasta to peanut butter mixture, and toss until noodles are thoroughly coated with sauce.

5. Add bell peppers, onions, and cilantro to pasta, and toss to combine.

6. Place pasta in serving bowl, and chill in refrigerator until ready to serve.

Greek Pasta Salad

Greek Pasta Salad

This Greek pasta salad will hit the spot during your next summer picnic. Serves 4.

Ingredients:

  • 16 ounces penne pasta
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 green onion, chopped
  • 1 cucumber, peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup black olives, sliced

Directions:

1. Cook penne pasta according to package instructions.

2. Rinse pasta with cold water until it has cooled completely.

3. In a mixing bowl, combine olive oil, lemon juice, basil, black pepper, and garlic.

4. In a mixing bowl, combine cooked pasta, tomatoes, bell pepper, green onion, cucumber, and olives.

5. Carefully pour the dressing mixture over the pasta and vegetables, and toss to coat.

6. Place pasta in a serving bowl, and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Pass the Pasta

Whether made for kids or adults, pasta salad is always a hit. Choose fresh ingredients that pack a flavor punch for a dish that can't miss!

3 Vegan Pasta Salad Recipes