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Tzatziki Pasta Salad (Gluten Free, Vegan, Summer Side Dish)

This tzatziki pasta salad is loaded with fresh vegetables & bright herbs in a creamy tangy dressing. A great vegan and gluten free bbq side dishes for bbq.  This tzatziki pasta will win over even the pickiest eaters!

Its finally summer here on our homestead – we got the BBQ out, the tiki torches lit, and are enjoying the long summer days and warm nights.  Pasta salads are my favorite recipes to make in the summer to pair with grilled veggie burgers or kabobs, and this vegan tzatziki pasta salad is an awesome creamy side dish to accompany your BBQ cookout.

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This Vegan Tzatziki Pasta Salad Is:

  • Packed with flavor
  • Versatile: use or substitute whatever ingredients you have on hand
  • Creamy and rich
  • Loaded with fresh vegetables
  • Herby and bright
  • Easily vegan, gluten free, and high in protein
  • Great to make ahead or meal prep for the week!

As a Midwestern-er I absolutely love ANY kind of creamy salad, I guess its just in my DNA.  For me, the side dishes really make any summer BBQ or cookout.  I love a nice grilled veggie burger with Marinated Veggie Kabobsmy dad’s famous Coleslaw Recipe, and this bright and fresh tangy tzatziki pasta. This is one of my favorite gluten free sides for bbq-ing, it goes great with anything coming off the grill!

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Whats In This Gluten Free Tzatziki Pasta Salad?

This pasta salad with a Greek Yogurt dressing is creamy and delish! Can be made with dairy-free greek yogurt if you are vegan, or just regular if you aren’t.  Just make sure the yogurt is plain and unsweetened.

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How Do I Make This Summer BBQ Side Dish Pasta Salad?

  1. In a large pot, cook the pasta according to package instructions.  Drain, set aside, and allow to cool.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, add the pasta, cucumbers, carrots, onion, kalamata olives, bell pepper, and parsley.  Toss to combine.
  3. In a mason jar (I find this easier than a bowl), add the greek yogurt, red wine vinegar, minced garlic, onion powder, oregano, and fresh dill.  Shake well to combine, adding 1 teaspoon of water if dressing is too thick.
  4. Pour dressing over the pasta salad, and toss well to combine.  Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving, and enjoy!

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A Great Gluten Free Side Dish Pasta Salad for BBQs

This vegan tzatziki pasta salad 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!

And make it gluten free!  They have fantastic gluten-free swaps nowadays, and this gluten free bowtie pasta will be a huge hit with everyone. I love bringing gluten free side dishes to bbq or parties, becuase then everyone can enjoy!

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Other Delicious Summer Pasta Salads We Love!

Coleslaw Pasta Salad (Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free)
The Absolute BEST Greek Pasta Salad (Vegan, Gluten Free Options)
Swim Meet Pasta Salad to Feed a Crowd (Vegetarian, Party Recipe)
Classic Macaroni Salad with Greek Yogurt (Vegan & GF Options)
Spicy Peanut Sesame Noodles (Vegan Pantry Staple Recipe, Gluten Free)

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Tzatziki Pasta Salad (Gluten Free, Vegan, Summer Side Dish)

Kelly Jensen
This vegan tzatziki pasta salad is loaded with fresh vegetables & bright herbs in a creamy tangy dressing. A great gluten free side dishes for bbq
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Appetizer, Pasta, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Greek
Servings 8 people

Ingredients
  

For the Pasta Salad

  • 1 12 ounce box bowtie pasta gluten free
  • 1 cucumber diced
  • 1 carrot diced
  • 1/2 onion diced
  • 1 red bell pepper diced (can used fire-roasted jarred pepper)
  • 1/2 cup chopped kalamata olives
  • 1/2 chopped parsley

For the Tzatziki Dressing

  • 1.5 cups plain unsweetened Greek yogurt use a dairy-free yogurt for vegan version
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped dill or 1/2 teaspoon dried

Instructions
 

  • In a large pot, cook the pasta according to package instructions.  Drain, set aside, and allow to cool.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add the pasta, cucumbers, carrots, onion, kalamata olives, bell pepper, and parsley.  Toss to combine.
  • In a mason jar (I find this easier than a bowl), add the greek yogurt, red wine vinegar, lemon juice, minced garlic, onion powder, oregano, and fresh dill.  Shake well to combine, adding 1 teaspoon of water if dressing is too thick.
  • Pour dressing over the pasta salad, and toss well to combine.  Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving, and enjoy!
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