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Pasta Salad with Avocado Dressing Recipe (Vegan, Gluten Free)

This vegan pasta salad with avocado dressing is a bright and beautiful bowl of fun! Loaded with fresh veggies & GF pasta in a creamy avocado vinaigrette dressing! Great as a side dish, pot luck salad, or a crowd-pleasing recipe to bring to a BBQ or cookout.

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Vegan Avocado Pasta Salad Recipes For the WIN!

We can’t get enough of big beautiful pasta salads around this homestead! And this avocado veggie pasta salad is a colorful (and flavorful) addition to any meal. We are getting loads of produce from our garden at the moment, and this pasta salad a fantastic way to eat homegrown cucumbers, tomatoes, and corn. A bright and fresh side that goes great with any protein.
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This No-Mayo Avocado Pasta Salad Recipe Is:

  • Colorful
  • Loaded with fresh veggies
  • Versatile: use what you have on hand!
  • Creamy
  • Bright
  • Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free
  • Refreshing

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A Fun & Healthy Pasta Salad with Avocado Dressing

As a swimmer growing up, pasta salad was my go-to meal at any swim meet. I love the energy from fresh veggies, different pasta shapes, and a bright and herby dressing together in one bowl. This recipe uses avocado amd dijon mustard to make the dressing creamy (instead of a more traditional mayo). This is a great summer side dish… or spring, or fall, or winter. Basically, we can eat this all year over here, so any season goes!

A Great Make-Ahead Avocado Pasta Salad for Entertianing

This vegan pasta salad with avocado dressing recipe is fantastic to make ahead of time for a party, potluck, or gathering. Making this recipe in advance allows you to skip any cooking or prep on the day-of. This is a great recipe to entertain with, or bring to an event. A crowd-pleaser that everyone is sure to love!

What’s In This Pasta Salad with Avocado Dressing?

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How Do I Keep Avocados Fresh?

So I learned the best hack for keeping avocadoes fresh: put them in the freezer when they are ripe! They last for months, and when you thaw them the avocado is still perfectly perserved. It does get a little mushy, so its actually perfect for this salad dressing or for guacamole. Seriously, try it out! It’s been a 2020 game changer for us!

Easy Weekend Pasta Salad Recipes with Avocado 

This pasta salal with avocado dressing is what I call an Easy Weeknight Meal – which is on your table in about 30 minutes.  These quick and simple recipes are perfect for those nights when you want a healthy homecooked meal but don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen. I have a whole section of The Herbeevore dedicated to Easy Weeknight Meals, that are great for the whole family. From soups and stews, to pastas and proteins – a healthy meal can be on your table in no time.  Even faster than ordering takeout!

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How Do I Make This Mayo Free Avocado Vegetable Pasta Salad?

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside to cool.
  2. In a large bowl, add the cooled pasta, carrots, cucumber, red onion, cabbage, corn, peas, and cherry tomatoes.
  3. In a mason jar, add all the dressing ingredients. Seal with an airtight lid and shake well to combine. The dressing should be a thick consistency.
  4. Pour the dressing over the pasta and veggies, and toss to coat. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed. Enjoy!

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Other Healthy Summer Pasta Salad Recipes We Love!

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Pasta Salad with Avocado Dressing (Vegan, GF)

Kelly Jensen
This avocado veggie pasta salad is a bright and beautiful bowl of fun! Loaded with fresh veggies, GF pasta, in a creamy avocado vinaigrette dressing! 
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Pasta, Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings

Ingredients
  

For the Pasta Salad

  • 1 lb pasta of choice gluten free
  • 3 carrots diced
  • 1 cucumber diced
  • 1/2 red onion finely diced
  • 1 cup red cabbage shredded
  • 1 cup green cabbage shredded
  • 1/2 cup corn
  • 1/2 cup peas
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes diced

For the Dressing

Instructions
 

  • Cook pasta according to package directions.  Drain and set aside to cool.
  • In a large bowl, add the cooled pasta, carrots, cucumber, red onion, cabbage, corn, peas, and cherry tomatoes.
  • In a mason jar, add all the dressing ingredients.  Seal with an airtight lid and shake well to combine.  The dressing should be a thick consistency.
  • Pour the dressing over the pasta and veggies, and toss to coat.  Taste and adjust seasoning as needed.  Enjoy!

Notes

If you feel like you need a little extra creaminess, you can add a tablespoon of olive oil or vegan mayo... but I found that the mashed avocado worked wonders!
Keyword Avocado Veggie Pasta Salad, Creamy Vegan Pasta Salad, No Mayo Pasta Salad Vegan, Pasta Salad with Avocado Dressing, Vegan Avocado Pasta Salad, Vegan Pasta Salad with Avocado
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  6. Susan

    5 stars
    The variety of vegetables in this pasta salad is a great surprise! I’m getting hungry just looking at this beautiful salad. Let me get at it NOW

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