Red Lentil Vegan Pasta Salad Recipe
I love this vegan pasta salad recipe for a few reasons; it’s super easy to make, requires minimal ingredients, it’s great for meal prepping, it’s filling and nutritious, it’s delicious warm or cold, AND the red lentil pasta is high in plant-based protein which is great for us plant-eaters 🙂 YAY!
I personally like to mix raw and cooked veggies in this vegan pasta salad, but feel free to leave all of the veggies raw, or all cooked!
Side note: It’s also great with avocado in it!
Ingredients for vegan pasta salad:
1/4 cup of sliced black olives
2 handfuls of baby spinach
1 Cup of lightly steamed broccoli florets
1 cup of raw zucchini
1/3 cup of sun dried tomatoes
2 TBSP raw pine nuts
Red peper flakes, garlic salt, black pepper and dried basil [season to your liking!]
Lightly steam 1 cup of broccoli florets / drain then set aside
Cook 4 oz of POW Red Lentil Rotini Pasta from Ancient Harvest according to package directions / drain, rinse, then set aside
In a medium saucepan on low heat warm up 1 Cup of vegan marinara sauce. Once the sauce is warm turn the heat off and add in 2 handfuls of baby spinach, mixing the spinach in until it softens and wilts
In a large mixing bowl combine your sauce and spinach, pasta, broccoli florets and the following ingredients: 1/4 cup of sliced black olives, 1 cup chopped raw zucchini, 1/3 cup of sun dried tomatoes, 2 TBSP raw pine nuts / season to your liking with red peper flakes, garlic salt, black pepper and dried basil!
Hope you enjoy this simple vegan pasta salad recipe! 🙂
Leave me a comment if you make it, I’d love to know what you think!