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Summertime vegan balsamic pasta salad

Fresh, aromatic and delicious summertime balsamic pasta salad. Share this with friends at your next summer get together, or have this for dinner on a hot summer night.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: creamy vegan, pasta salad, side dish, summertime
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 335kcal
Author: Maria

Ingredients

  • 3 cups dry pasta shells
  • 4 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp salt or salt to taste
  • ¼ tsp of sugar
  • black pepper - to taste
  • handful of cherry tomatoes - quartered
  • handful of kalamata olives - quartered
  • ¼ of a small red onion - sliced thin
  • handful of fresh basil - roughly chopped
  • 1 cup broccoli (chop small so the pieces mix in with everything else well. Can also use kale)
  • pine nuts - optional

Instructions

  • Cook your pasta according to directions on box.
  • Drain and rinse pasta with cool water
  • In a bowl, 1 tbsp oil, 4 tbsp balsamic vinegar, ½ tsp salt (add more if it's bland), ¼ tsp sugar, pepper to taste and stir
  • Add in the cooked and cooled pasta, onions, basil, tomatoes, broccoli and olives.
  • Gently mix
  • Top with toasted pine nuts

Notes

Add more salt or balsamic vinegar to taste if needed.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Summertime vegan balsamic pasta salad
Amount per Serving
Calories
335
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
5
g
8
%
Saturated Fat
 
1
g
6
%
Sodium
 
307
mg
13
%
Potassium
 
267
mg
8
%
Carbohydrates
 
61
g
20
%
Fiber
 
3
g
13
%
Sugar
 
5
g
6
%
Protein
 
11
g
22
%
Vitamin A
 
142
IU
3
%
Vitamin C
 
21
mg
25
%
Calcium
 
33
mg
3
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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