Sunday, July 24, 2011

Easy Peasy Vegan Pasta Salad

It's summer time and boy has it been a scorcher out there! Here is a refreshing, light and easy recipe I made up for pasta salad.

Renny's Easy Peasy Vegan Pasta Salad


-A Bag of assorted pasta (shells, wheels, swirlies... the more fun it is the better)
-A Bottle of you favorite Vegan Italian Dressing
-A Small can of Sliced Black Olives (Drained)
-Vegan Pepperoni or Salami (optional)
-1 Med. Tomato, chopped
-1 Med. Sweet Onion, chopped
-A handful of Sugar Peas (optional)
-1 Tablespoon of Olive Oil
-1 teaspoon of Salt


Fill a large pot with water about 3/4 of the way to the top. Pour in the olive oil and salt and bring it just to a boil. Pour in the pasta, being careful not to splash yourself! Boil until the pasta is tender (about 5-7 mins. of rapid boiling). Cut the vegan pepperoni or salami into little strips. The best way to do this is use the pre-sliced, stack up several and slice them in strips.

Remove pasta from heat and drain. In a large bowl pour in pasta, tomatoes, onions, peas, and black olives. Pour the whole bottle of Italian Dressing over everything and mix it well. Cover with plastic wrap and place it in the refrigerator to chill for at least an hour or two.

To be quite honest, it smells so good that I never can wait for it to chill before having some! It doesn't last long around my house.

Let me know if you try my recipe and what you think about it. How did you modify it and what worked for you or didn't.

Thanks for reading my blog! Until next time... Eat, Live, and Be Happy!

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