Easy Vegan Pasta Salad

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| | Serves 6

INGREDIENTS

  • 12 ounces dried whole grain fusilli pasta
  • 1 16-ounce package frozen mixed vegetables
  • 1 cup snipped fresh basil
  • ½ cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1 to 1½ cups fat-free Italian or balsamic salad dressing
  • Sea salt, to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

This quick and easy pasta salad recipe mixes frozen vegetables and prepared salad dressing with chopped onion and fresh basil for a nice balance of freshness and convenience. Chose a colorful frozen vegetable blend that appeals to you. This pasta salad will keep in the refrigerator for up to three days in an airtight container.

Instructions:

1. In a large pot, cook the pasta according to package directions, adding frozen vegetables for the last 5 minutes of cooking; drain. Rinse cooked pasta with cold water; drain again.

2. Transfer pasta mixture to a large bowl. Stir in basil and onion. Drizzle with dressing, and toss to coat. Season with salt and pepper. Serve chilled or at room temperature.

We supply the grains and spices, you just add the veggies. Easy and delicious one-pot vegan meals, full of whole foods and free of added oils.

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