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Vegan Pesto Pasta Salad-Dairy Free


Craving for summer salad with a touch of pesto wiki? If so, this vegan pesto pasta salad is all you need! This is dairy-free, delicious, healthy, and filled with arugula, cherry tomatoes, peas, and topped with walnuts pesto. Vegan pesto wiki pasta salad has always been my favorite vegan pasta salad. It’s simple to prepare vegan and full of flavor. I’m a huge fan of basil, so this hearty vegan pasta recipe is right up my alley.

A good pasta salad is one of my favorites. They’re not just for picnics, cookouts, or even summer in general, contrary to common assumption! A nice pasta salad may be enjoyed all year, especially if it’s as simple as this one. There are several ways to make this vegan pesto pasta salad with parmigiano reggiano. To begin with, you have the option of using store-bought pesto or making your own. Homemade pesto is actually rather simple. However, if you prefer store-bought, that is perfectly acceptable.

What Is Pesto?

pestoPesto is a basil sauce made with pine nuts, garlic, Parmesan cheese, and olive oil. It comes from Genoa, Italy, and is usually served with pasta. Pesto is derived from the Genoese verb “pestare,” which literally means “to crush.”




Substitution Tips For Pesto

Basil and pine nuts are both costly and difficult to find. Fortunately, there are a variety of good pesto substitutes available!


To make homemade pesto, you’ll need a lot of fresh basil, whether it’s from spinach, arugula, or kale. To reduce the amount of basil, we usually always add a large handful of greens. More affordable and just as delicious!

Carrot tops: at long last, a practical application for carrot tips! This is a fantastic method to reduce food waste while also trying something new. Try out this recipe.

Parsley is the ideal herb to use in place of basil. If you have both parsley and basil on hand, combine them.


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It’s summer time! Let’s make this mouth-watering vegan pesto pasta salad.


Vegan Pesto Pasta Salad You’ll Love

vegan pesto pasta salad

Vegan Pesto Pasta Salad

A vegan pesto pasta salad with loads of greens and a dairy-free walnut pesto sauce inspired by the Mediterranean diet. The ideal dish to serve at summer gatherings and celebrations! In a bowl, pesto pasta is topped by arugula and tomato. 
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Course Salad
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 16 Servings
Calories 227 kcal


For The Vegan Walnut Pesto:

  • 1-2 cups baby arugula
  • 1-2 cups fresh basil
  • 1 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • kosher salt to taste
  • 1/2 cup walnuts raw

For The Pasta Salad:

  • 1 pound rotini pasta or other gluten-free pasta
  • 2 cups peas thawed, frozen
  • 1 small cherry tomatoes chopped
  • 1 cup baby arugula fresh
  • 16 tbsp walnuts roasted and chopped
  • kosher salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp olive oil optional, extra virgin


For The Walnut Pesto:

  • In a food processor, pulse the walnuts, basil, oil, arugula, garlic, lemon juice, and salt. Blend till smooth. Set them aside.

For The Pasta Salad:

  • Boiled the pasta as per the package directions. Drain and rinse with the cold water.
  • In a salad bowl, add the pasta with peas, arugula, tomatoes, olive oil, and roasted walnuts.
  • Topped with prepared pesto, if desire you can add more to coat all the pasta. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Serve or keep in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour. Enjoy!


Calories: 227kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 7gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 7gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gSodium: 4mgPotassium: 188mgFiber: 3gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 285IUVitamin C: 10mgCalcium: 32mgIron: 1mg
Keyword pasta salad, salad, vegan pesto pasta
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