Vegan Pasta Confetti Salad Recipe

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Ryan Published: March 17, 2021 Modified: May 31, 2021

How To Make Vegan Pasta Confetti Salad

This vegan pasta salad recipe is a great filling meal for your veggie-loving friends. It has lentils, olives, green onions, and various herbs.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 35 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 2cupswhole wheat rotini pasta
  • 2cupswater
  • cuplentils,picked over and rinsed

For the Dressing:

  • ½cupolive oil
  • ¼cupred wine vinegar
  • 1tspdried oregano
  • ½tspsalt
  • ½tspdry mustard
  • ¼tspfreshly ground black pepper
  • 1red bell pepper,finely chopped
  • ½cupgreen olives with pimientos,sliced
  • 6green onions,sliced

Instructions

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook rotini in the boiling water for about 12 minutes, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite. Drain. Rinse with cool water and drain well.

  2. In the meantime, bring 2 cups water and lentils to a boil in a medium pot. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes until tender yet firm to the bite. Remove lentils from the water using a slotted spoon.

  3. Whisk olive oil, vinegar, oregano, salt, mustard, and pepper together for the dressing while pasta and lentils are cooking.

  4. Mix the cooled pasta and lentils with red bell pepper, olives, and green onions. Whisk dressing again and pour over the salad. Mix gently with a large spoon.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 392.93kcal
  • Fat: 20.45g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.84g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 14.41g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.38g
  • Carbohydrates: 42.58g
  • Fiber: 4.65g
  • Sugar: 2.62g
  • Protein: 10.46g
  • Sodium: 360.36mg
  • Calcium: 39.00mg
  • Potassium: 318.63mg
  • Iron: 2.43mg
  • Vitamin A: 41.24µg
  • Vitamin C: 29.17mg
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