Vegan AntiPasti Pasta Salad

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Slightly tangy and delicious, this vegan antipasti pasta salad is full of robust antipasti flavors, is totally vegan, and perfect for crowds. Appropriate for Orthodox Christian fasting periods. Can be made gluten free. 

Antipasti pasta salad- so delicious and perfect for potlucks!
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Every Sunday, a few families at our church come together to provide a quick meal for our fellowship hour.

Being Orthodox, this can create a few tricky issues, since we often fast from meat, dairy, and even sometimes olive oil!

Antipasti pasta salad- vegan and perfect for a crowd!

Coming up with snacks on those days is always a bit fussy- a person can only eat so many bean salads and crudités with hummus!

The last fellowship hour we had, I wanted to make a pasta salad of some kind – but taking olive oil out of the equation seemed a bit tricky- and finding a way to sneak in a little extra protein did as well.

Luckily, this antipasti pasta salad can be made completely without olive oil (simply check the packaging for the ingredients, and opt for sunflower or water packed items).

this easy pasta salad has a ton of delicious antipasti flavor!

There is so much flavor in this pasta salad, you’ll want to make it year round.

And if you’re not sticking to a vegan diet, you could totally pop in some prosciutto, pepperoni, or thinly sliced salami to liven things up!

This pasta salad has a ton of anti pasti flavor and is so quick and easy!

This makes for a perfect dish to share with a crowd, and is a huge hit. Don’t be surprised when your pan comes back empty!

I’ve even seen some paleo-approved pastas (at our local grocery store in Colorado there is a brand in the deli refrigerators that makes almond flour pasta,

Pro tips:

-You can make this pasta salad any size, and with any shape of pasta. Simply scale the recipe up (I double it for church or parties)

-Make this gluten free by opting for gluten free pasta brands!

This antipasti pasta salad is quick, easy, vegan, and so delicious!

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AntiPasti Pasta Salad

Slightly tangy and delicious, this antipasti pasta salad is full of robust antipasti flavors, is totally vegan, and perfect for crowds. Appropriate for Orthodox Christian fasting periods.
Course Pasta
Cuisine American
Keyword anti pasta, antipasti, pasta, penne, salad, vegan dinner, vegan pasta, vegan pasta salad
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 413kcal
Author Courtney O’Dell

Ingredients

  • 16 oz penne pasta
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • ¼ cup fresh basil minced
  • ¼ cup green onions minced
  • 3 tbsp garlic minced
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • ½ cup Artichoke hearts diced
  • ½ cup sundried tomatoes diced
  • ½ cup roasted red peppers
  • ½ cup pine nuts toasted
  • ¼ cup banana peppers

Instructions

  • Boil pasta until al dente (with just a little bit of bite to the pasta). Drain well.
  • In a large bowl make the dressing by combining olive oi, lemon juice, basil, green onions, garlic, sea salt, black pepper, and sugar. Stir to combine.
  • Add the cooked pasta to the large bowl of dressing and toss to coat.
  • Add in all other ingredients, toss well and serve immediately
  • Alternatively: cover and refrigerate until ready to serve, up to two days.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 413kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 28g | Sodium: 304mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g

About Courtney

Courtney loves to share great wine, good food, and loves to explore far flung places- all while masting an everyday elegant and easy style at lifestyle blog Sweet C’s Designs. Sweet C's devoted to finding the best food and drinks you'll want to make or find, around the world!

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