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Rainbow Pasta Salad

Crazy Vegan Kitchen
A delicious veggie packed Vegan Rainbow Pasta Salad dressed with a White Balsamic Vinegar Dressing. Healthy, Quick, Simple.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 379 kcal


  • 8 oz. Bowtie Pasta 250 grams
  • 1/2 large Sweet Potato cubed
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 clove Garlic minced
  • 1 head Broccoli separated into small florets
  • 1 large Zucchini chopped into small pieces
  • 1 large Red Bell Pepper cut into small pieces
  • 1 large Yellow Bell Pepper cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 Red Onion cut into thin slices
  • 1 cup Cherry Tomatoes halved

For the dressing

  • 1 clove Garlic minced
  • 6 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 3 tablespoons White Balsamic Vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons Agave Nectar
  • 1 tablespoon Dried Mixed Herbs
  • 1 teaspoon Pepper
  • 2 tablespoons Vegan Mayonnaise optional, but it helps round out all the flavors


  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil and preheat oven to 175 degrees celsius. When water is boiling, add a liberal amount of salt to it and pour dry pasta in to cook.
  • Whilst pasta is cooking, toss Sweet Potato with 1 tablespoon of Olive Oil, Salt and Pepper. Scatter on a parchment lined baking sheet and pop into the oven to roast for 15-20 minutes or till tender.
  • In a large pan, heat 1 tablespoon Olive Oil and add minced Garlic, Broccoli, Zucchini, Red Pepper and Yellow Pepper to the pan. Season with a liberal amount of Salt and Pepper. Cook veggies for 8-10 minutes, or until tender. Before turning the heat off, add sliced Red Onion to the pan and cook for a minute.
  • Turn heat off and transfer Veggies into a large mixing bowl.
  • Once the pasta is al dente, drain and add to the veggie filled mixing bowl.
  • Add halved Cherry Tomatoes to pasta, along with your cooked Sweet Potato. Mix to combine.
  • To prepare dressing, combine all ingredients in a jar, cover with a lid and shake well. Pour dressing onto pasta salad and stir well. Add Vegan Mayonnaise to the pasta salad and stir to incorporate.
  • Check for seasoning and alter accordingly. This recipe can take quite a bit of seasoning so don't be shy. Serve warm, room temperature or even cold!


Inspired by Gimme Some Oven


Serving: 1servingCalories: 379kcalCarbohydrates: 78gProtein: 15gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 675mgPotassium: 1274mgFiber: 10gSugar: 16gVitamin A: 8700IUVitamin C: 299mgCalcium: 133mgIron: 3mg
Keyword rainbow pasta salad
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