Pasta Salad with Tossed Walnut Dressing

Linda Kauppinen


This is a wonderful pasta salad that is not only vegan but anyone would love. Very healthy and a wonderful mixture of flavors that compliment each other.
You can even take it a step further by experimenting with other vegis added to the mix! I like to add a little shaved carrot, avacado and bits of romaine to the mix as well as using balsamic vinegar in place of red wine vinegar at times.


★★★★★ 1 vote

15 Min
15 Min
Stove Top


  • 1 pkg
    (12 oz) rotini, uncooked
  • 1/2 c
    walnuts, chopped
  • 1 small
    onion, minced
  • 1/3 c
    olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp
    red wine vinegar
  • 1-2 tsp
    garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp
    dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp
    sea salt
  • 1
    zucchini, cut into short thin strips
  • 1
    green bell pepper, chopped

How to Make Pasta Salad with Tossed Walnut Dressing


  1. Prepare pasta as directed on the box.
    Meanwhile, cook and stir walnuts, onion and garlic in hot olive oil until nuts are toasted and onion is tender
  2. Stir in vinegar, basil and salt
    Pour over cooked pasta
  3. Add zucchini and green pepper then toss.

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About Pasta Salad with Tossed Walnut Dressing

Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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