• Mariyam Ahmed

Mediterranean Pasta Salad (Vegan)

Updated: Nov 10, 2021

A flavorful & delicious side salad!


Prep time: 10-15 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes

Yields: 4-6 side servings


Ingredients:


Mediterranean Pasta Salad:

200 g brown rice pasta (or pasta of choice)

¼ cup marinated artichokes*, chopped

¼ cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped

¼ cup Kalamata olives, chopped (I used black olives)

1½ tbsp capers

2 tbsp fresh parsley

2 tbsp green onion, sliced

½ cup arugula


Dressing:

a handful of fresh basil

2 tbsp pine nuts (you can use raw sunflower seeds or walnuts)

1½ tbsp olive oil

1 tbsp lemon juice

1 garlic clove

1 tbsp nutritional yeast (optional-highly recommended!)

salt and pepper


Directions:

1. Cook pasta according to the directions on the package. Rinse under cold water and dab with a paper towel to remove excess liquids. Chill for 10-15 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, make the dressing by combining the ingredients in a food processor or a blender and blending for 1-2 minutes.

3. In a large bowl, combine pasta with the rest of the ingredients. Add the dressing and toss to combine.

4. Store in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 3 days.


Note:

*You can buy marinated artichoke hearts or you can do it yourself. 

Link: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/220663/easy-marinated-artichokes/


Credit: Fablunch- Mediterranean Pasta Salad

Credit URL: http://blog.fablunch.com/3-vegan-back-school-salads/⠀