Vegan pasta salad

Vegan Pasta Salad


15-minute vegan pasta salad that is packed with flavor and plant-packed goodness. Vibrantly colorful and drizzled with a fabulous sesame dressing, this salad is perfect for lunches or dinners!


For the Salad:

  • 2 Stalks Celery
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper
  • 1 Yellow Bell Pepper
  • 2 Spring Onions
  • 20 Cherry Tomatoes
  • 2 Small Cucumbers
  • 20 Green Olives

For the Pasta:

  • 1 Bag (18oz/500g) Bowtie Pasta (or other pasta, regular or gluten-free)

For the Sesame Dressing:



  1. Cook the pasta according to the package instructions.
  2. While the pasta is cooking, chop up the celery, red bell pepper, yellow bell pepper, spring onions and cucumber. Cut the cherry tomatoes and olives in half.
  3. Prepare the dressing by adding the sesame oil, soy sauce or tamari, maple syrup, crushed garlic and dried basil and oregano to a jug and mixing together.
  4. When the pasta is cooked, rinse and drain it and add to a serving dish. Then pile on all the raw veggies on top and mix in together.
  5. Pour over the dressing and combine.
  6. Then add the vegan mayonnaise (optional) and mix together.
  7. Keep covered in the fridge where it will keep perfectly well for a few days.


*Nutritional information includes vegan mayonnaise.

  • Category: Entree, Dinner, Savory, Salad
  • Cuisine: Vegan, Gluten-Free Optional


  • Serving Size: 1 Serving (of 6)
  • Calories: 486
  • Sugar: 10.9g
  • Sodium: 703mg
  • Fat: 15.1g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.3g
  • Carbohydrates: 75g
  • Fiber: 5.3g
  • Protein: 13.1g

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