Creamy Italian Pasta Salad - Vegan + Gluten Free

9:00 AM

When people hear I am gluten free and dairy free one of the most common responses is

"what do you eat?"
My Response?
Pasta, lots of pasta.

Ok, not really, but I'd be lying if I said it wasn't one of my favorite dishes to make and eat.
Pasta can be so versatile!
As the weather here in the south starts getting warmer (we are set to have the warmest February ever y'all!), the pasta cravings have turned into cold pasta cravings.

This recipe came out of just happening to have both items on hand and thinking "hmm, this might taste good". If you are a fan of my Dairy Free Creamy Italian dressing recipe you'll love this!

Creamy Italian Pasta Salad - #Vegan and #GlutenFree

Creamy Italian Pasta Salad - #Vegan and #GlutenFree
Creamy Italian Pasta Salad - #Vegan and #GlutenFree

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Creamy Italian Pasta Salad
This will be a hit at you at any springtime picnic!
  • 16oz Gluten Free Pasta*
  • 1 cup Vegan Mayo
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Oregano
  • 1 teaspoon Basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Thyme
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon Balsamic Vinegar
  • Vegan Parmesan Cheese (optional)
  • chopped Red Onion
Make pasta according to box/bad instructions. Drain and run under cold water tossing the pasta so it doesn't stick.While pasta is cooking/or cooling, mix together all the other ingredients to make the dressing for the pasta. Once pasta is cooled to a decent temp, add your dressing and red onion and mix until well incorporated. You can add other veggies to your choosing! I think some tomatoes and peas would taste amazing in this dish!
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 4-6 Servings

*You could use any pasta, however, I feel Penne or Elbow works and holds best!

Do you like cold pasta salads? 
I feel like its such a spring/summer staple here in the south! The creamier the better! 

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  1. this looks delicious! I love the addition of red onions to this!

  2. This looks DELICIOUS! I love a good cold summer pasta salad, especially when it gets hot as heck in Charleston!

  3. I'm actually drooling - this looks delicious!

  4. I love that this is dairy-free. It's so hard to find a decent dairy-free creamy pasta!

  5. I love all pasta salads, so I'm pretty I always love yours! Love the creaminess!

  6. This sounds so good! Definitely makes me want summer even more now!

  7. We eat a lot of pasta here too because my kids LOVE it! I think the entire family will enjoy this dish!!

  8. This pasta salad has me dreaming of summer! Looks so creamy and delicious! Love that it’s gluten free and dairy free


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