Creamy Cucumber Pasta Salad (Vegan, Gluten Free)

This creamy cucumber pasta salad is vegan and gluten free, making it a crunchy healthy vegetarian side salad everyone can enjoy! Great as a meatless pasta side dish, a meal prep lunch, or just a great recipe for garden cucumbers.

You know we love a good pasta salad, and this creamy cucumber pasta salad does not disappoint! Loaded with fresh cucumbers (straight outta the garden!), red onions, fresh dill, and a creamy dairy-free dressing. This is a fantastic recipe for any season, and can be served along side any protein.

This Creamy Cucumber Pasta Salad Is:

  • Crunchy
  • Bright
  • Fresh
  • Loaded with Flavor
  • Vegan, Dairy Free, Vegetarian
  • A great vegetarian side salad recipe

We had a very successful 2020 garden season (as of my writing this, we are still getting fresh tomatoes from the garden!), and our cucumbers were the most productive crop. I feel like everytime I went into the garden I had a few more cucs to pick. The vines actually grew out of the raised garden beds and about 15 feed up the rocks next to the beds. Needless to say, I wanted to create a fun and delicious pasta salad with all the cucs we got this year.

What’s In This Vegan Cucumber Pasta Salad?

  • 1 lb rotini pasta, gluten free
  • 2 cucumbers, peeled and chopped
  • 1/4 cup red onion thinly sliced
  • 1 cup fresh chopped parsley
  • 2 tablespoons fresh dill, chopped
  • 1/2 cup mayo, dairy free for vegan version
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 1 tablespoon sweet relish
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste
This recipe was inspired by a few of my favorite recipes: creamy cucumber salad + pasta salad. Put them together, and you have a bright and fresh side dish that goes great with pretty much anything! The creamy cucumber recipe is an old family favorite, but I replaced the sour cream with a dairy free mayo. Since this is a bit of a hybrid recipe, it’s going into my Midwestern Fusion recipe category 🙂

How Do I Make This Creamy Cucumber Pasta Salad Recipe?

  1. In a large pot, cook pasta according to package instructions. Drain and set aside to cool.
  2. In a large bowl, add the rest of the ingredients, and stir well to combine. Add the cooled pasta and toss. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  3. Before serving, taste for seasoning (the dressing can change and become milder in the fridge), add extra salt or mayonnaise as needed.
  4. Garnish with fresh parsley and serve.

Meal Prep This Creamy Cucumber Pasta Salad

You can easily meal prep this creamy vegan cucumber pasta salad recipe by following the below recipe and dividing it into a few equal portions to enjoy throughout the week. I love having a healthy homemade meal ready in my fridge during the busy weekdays. By meal prepping this recipe, you can cook once and have perfectly portioned meals ready to go. I rely heavily on meal prepping and created a whole section of the site to recipes you can meal prep, batch cook, or make ahead.

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Creamy Cucumber Pasta Salad (Vegan, GF)

This creamy cucumber pasta salad is vegan and gluten free, making it a cruchy healthy vegetarian side salad everyone can enjoy! Great as a meatless pasta side dish, a meal prep luch, or just a great recipe for garden cucumbers.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Pasta, Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb rotini pasta gluten free
  • 2 cucumbers peeled and chopped
  • 1/4 cup red onion thinly sliced
  • 1 cup fresh chopped parsley
  • 2 tablespoons fresh dill chopped
  • 1/2 cup mayo dairy free for vegan version
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 1 tablespoon sweet relish
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • In a large pot, cook pasta according to package instructions. Drain and set aside to cool.
  • In a large bowl, add the rest of the ingredients, and stir well to combine.  Add the cooled pasta and toss.  Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  • Before serving, taste for seasoning (the dressing can change and become milder in the fridge), add extra salt or mayonnaise as needed.
  • Garnish with fresh parsley and serve.
Keyword Creamy Cucumber Pasta Salad, Creamy Cucumber Salad with Pasta, Dairy Free Cucumber Pasta Salad, No Dairy Creamy Cucumber Pasta Salad, Vegan Cucumber Pasta Salad
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