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Veggie Loaded Pasta Salad

You're going to go bonkers over this Veggie Loaded Pasta Salad!  Creamy, mayo based pasta salad packed with crunchy vegetables like broccoli, red onion, celery and carrots, pickles and cherry tomatoes.  It's always an amazing side dish for any occasion and everyone always wants seconds!  (or thirds!) 
Prep Time20 mins
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Diet: Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: bbq, macaroni, Pasta, potluck, salad, side dish, Vegan Salad
Servings: 10 Servings

Ingredients

Pasta Salad

  • 1 pound pasta of choice cooked, drained well and cooled
  • 1/2 cup red onion chopped
  • 3 stalks celery chopped
  • 1 carrot chopped
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 cup broccoli chopped small
  • 1/3 cup dill or sweet pickles chopped small (or dill or sweet relish can be used)
  • optional: 1 red bell pepper seeded and chopped, 1/2 cup sliced olives, black or green

Mayo Dressing

  • 1 1/2 cups vegan mayo
  • 2 tablespoon vinegar cider or white
  • 3 tablespoons sweet pickle juice or 2 teaspoons sugar
  • optional: 1/2 teaspoon garlic
  • salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, combine the cooked pasta, drained very well with the onion, celery, carrots, tomatoes, broccoli, pickles and any other veggies you want to throw in.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the mayo, vinegar, pickle juice/sugar together. Feel free to add in any additional spices if desired. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Add the dressing to the pasta mixture and stir until well combined. Cover and chill for at least 1 hour before serving.