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Large angles bowl full of tossed pasta salad with chopped veggies and a creamy dressing. Garnished with parsley.
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Vegan Macaroni Salad

Vegan Macaroni Salad is creamy, easy and will only take 15 minutes to make. You'll be reminded of your favorite old fashioned macaroni salad.
Course Salad
Cuisine Vegan
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 16 Servings
Calories 210kcal

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces elbow macaroni
  • 1/2 cup red onion - finely diced
  • 3/4 cup red bell pepper - diced, about 1/2 bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup celery - diced, 2 stalks
  • 3/4 cup carrot - matchstick shape and chopped
  • 3/4 cup frozen peas

Dressing

  • 1 cup dairy free mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon organic granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard - buy a vegan variety
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley - chopped
  • salt and pepper - to taste, start with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. You'll probably need more salt

Instructions

  • Boil pasta according to directions on box to al dente.
  • While the pasta is cooking, chop and dice the vegetables and add to a large bowl.
  • When the pasta is done, rinse thoroughly in cold water and then add the same a large bowl.
  • In a small bowl, combine the ingredients for the dressing and mix until smooth.
  • Pour the dressing over the pasta mixture and mix to coat well.
  • Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving.
  • Store leftovers in the refrigerator. It will keep for about 4 days.

Notes

The salad should make about 8 cups when finished. So each serving is based on about 1/2 cup each.
If you think everyone will eat about a cup each then the salad will serve 8 and double the calories.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 210kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 111mg | Potassium: 127mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1329IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg