Cool Pasta Salads

Pasta Salad Nicoise

The ingredients of Salade Nicoise—green beans, white beans, ripe tomatoes, and cured olives— join forces with pasta to make a delectable cold dish. Baked marinated tofu stands in for tuna, another standard Nicoise ingredient. more→

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Three-Bean Pasta Salad

Adding pasta to the popular three-bean salad combo gives it a contemporary twist. more→

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Orzo and Black Bean Salsa Salad

Bursting with Southwestern flavors, this pasta salad, made with tiny rice-shaped orzo, is as flavorful as it is easy to make.

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Marinated Eggplant Pasta Salad

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The eggplant in this luscious pasta salad takes on a crunchy, almost pickle-like texture, and the zingy marinade penetrates its every fiber. You have to make this one the day before you plan to eat it, but it’s totally worth the wait. Excerpted with permission from The Sexy Vegan Cookbook: Extraordinary Food from an Ordinary Dude *  more→

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Pasta Salad with Parsley Pesto and Two Squashes

This flavor summer pasta salad, featuring green and yellow summer squashes,  is a good choice for a vegan/vegetarian potluck offering, but is easy enough to make as part of an everyday meal. It’s delicious with grilled vegetables and vegan burgers.

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Pasta Salad with Red Beans and Tomatoes

fresh tomatoes

Here’s an easy pasta salad to make when summer tomatoes are at their best. It’s also a good summer potluck dish when a sturdy vegan option is needed. more→

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Greek Pasta Salad

Using pasta in place of the customary lettuce in a Greek salad makes it a substantial and lively main dish salad, as well as a great vegan potluck dish for summer gatherings. Take along some extra vinaigrette to moisten the salad if it is to stand for a substantial amount of time. more→

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Southwestern Pasta Salad with Avocado and Peppers

This pasta salad, featuring peppers, avocado, and corn, has a delectable southwestern spin. more→

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