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veggie pasta with balsamic dressing

veggie pasta salad with balsamic dressing

Pasta salad has never been easier. Just add your fave veggies and top with a simple balsamic dressing!

Course Salad
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword dressings, pasta, salad
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Author Lauren Toyota

Ingredients

balsamic vinaigrette

  • 1/4 C olive oil
  • 3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp coconut nectar or maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • sea salt & ground black pepper, to taste

veggie pasta salad

  • 12 oz / 350 g farfalle (about 6 cups cooked pasta)
  • 1/2 a red bell pepper, finely diced
  • 1/2 a carrot, finely diced
  • 1/2 an English cucumber, finely diced
  • 1/2 C cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 an avocado, diced (add in the morning!)
  • 1/2 C raw or roasted walnuts
  • balsamic vinaigrette, from above

Instructions

  1. Toss cooked pasta with veggies and balsamic vinaigrette. Store in the fridge. Add avocado right before serving or in the morning before packing up your lunch to prevent browning.

Recipe Notes

If you're making both pasta salads for the week in this meal plan then cook the amount of pasta listed in this recipe and use half for this recipe and half for the other.