Vegetarian Pasta Salad Recipe

Vegetarian Pasta Salad Recipe

Simple, delicious and easy veggie-packed pasta salad is delightful and perfect for upcoming summer days, grilling season and gatherings. My family loves this salad, and I make it often especially when we have a family gathering. 

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Vegetarian Pasta Salad Recipe

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Vegetarian Pasta Salad

Refreshing, delicious and easy pasta salad. 

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Author Sandra | Sandra's Easy Cooking

Ingredients

  • 1 lb pack Pasta; farfalle, macaroni, rigatoni, etc.
  • 1/2 English Cucumber diced
  • 2 Bell Peppers diced (READ NOTES)
  • 1/4-1/2 Red Onion diced
  • 1 cup Black Olives sliced
  • 1 tablespoon Chopped Fresh Parsley

Vinaigrette

  • 8 tablespoon 1/2 cup Olive Oil
  • 3 tablespoon White or Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon juice the best from the ripe lemon
  • 1 tablespoon Oregano
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher Salt or to taste
  • 1 /2 teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Sugar

Instructions

  1. Mix together vinaigrette dressing first and set aside until sugar is dissolved completely. Use a jar with a fitted lid to make any dressing. All you need to do is add all ingredients in the jar, close it with a lid and shake.

  2. Cook pasta according to box directions and rinse under cold water until cool. For Pasta salad you always wash pasta under cold water.
  3. Dice and slice all the vegetables.
  4. Pour half of the vinaigrette over cold pasta and mix to coat very well.
  5. Add vegetables to the pasta bowl and mix it all together.
  6. Pour the rest of the vinaigrette and toss pasta salad ones again to coat everything.
  7. You may have to add extra olive oil and/or vinegar to get it to the desired consistency because some of you like it juicier.

Recipe Notes

 

  • I had leftover Peppers of each color, so I used 4 different Bell Peppers 1/2 red, 1/2 green, 1/2 yellow, 1/2 orange. Since each of them tastes really different, the taste was phenomenal. If you can buy one of each and just slice in half and dice only one half for the salad and use the rest for something else, such as Stir Fry, Fajitas, Roasted Veggies, omelet, another salad, etc.
  • You can add feta or even mozzarella cheese in this salad. It will not hurt it, but it tastes amazing just like this.


5 thoughts on “Vegetarian Pasta Salad Recipe”

  • This is simple yet so savory! I am definitely going to have pasta for my lunch and dinner now!
    But can I skip the oregano in my vinaigrette or would it make a significant difference?
    Hope to hear back from you, xoxo.

    • Hey, Ushmana! I don’t think it will make significant different skipping oregano. You can use any herb that you prefer, I used dried parsley before. It just gives you such a nice aroma. I hope you like it! Please let me know. Thanks!!!

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