This vegan macaroni salad recipe is the BEST EVER. An easy Pasta salad with raw healthy veggies, smoked tofu and a creamy mayo based dressing that's incredible! Tart sweet salty savoury! Perfect for a backyard bbq, picnic or potluck! Eggless and dairy free! you'll love it!
Step into my vegan kitchen folks I’ve got a doozy- MY Vegan Macaroni Salad!! It's amazing! I am not kidding! It has the classic flavours similar to traditional and Hawaiian macaroni salad we know and love but kicked up 10 notches!! Simple, homemade and delicious!
With some added goodies like smoked tofu, fresh chopped tomatoes, black olives along with the usual suspects red pepper, crunchy celery, red onion, and dill pickles
And the salad dressing!- OMG! vinegar, sugar, dill, spices, pickle juice, vegan mayonnaise (veganaise) and a splash of plant milk tie everything together for a pasta salad with exceptional flavour and texture!
I know the typical dressing contains mustard and or lemon juice but this is honestly way better! so don't be tempted to add them!
I guarantee everyone who tastes this salad will want the recipe! It's a total winner! The perfect summer salad! And it's so affordable to make! Which is great because who has ever said they had a good store bought deli
macaroni salad? NO ONE EVER! Haha!
Ok lets get to it- read on people!😊
How do you make Vegan Macaroni Salad?
Cook the pasta according to package instructions. Don't over cook! Drain pasta, add back to the pot and cover with cold water to stop the cooking process. Drain in a colander and toss with a good drizzle of oil. Add to a large salad bowl.
While the noodles are cooking prep and chop the veggies, pickles and tofu and add to the salad bowl.
Mix the salad dressing ingredients in a small bowl: vegan mayo, plant milk, vinegar, pickle juice, herbs and spices, and sugar, pour over the noodles and veggies and mix well. Season with salt and pepper if necessary
Cover and chill in the fridge for 20 minutes and mix again just before serving! This salad is best served the same day! Enjoy!!
Pro tips for the perfect pasta salad!
- do not over cook the noodles
- chill noodles right after cooking to stop the cooking process
- coat the cooled pasta in oil right after draining to prevent the salad from drying out!
- mix and serve the same day
What do you serve with Macaroni Salad?
You can enjoy this salad along side of so many things:
- Easy Vegan Quiche Recipe
- Vegan Egg Salad Sandwich
- Vegan Turkey Recipe (Seitan)
- Vegan Cauliflower Buffalo Wings (Frank's Red Hot)
- Ultimate Vegan Chili Recipe
- Vegan Salisbury Steak
- Vegan Burger (Best Grillable Vegan Burger)
- Chickpea Salad Sandwich
or have a bowl straight up for lunch as it does have protein from the tofu!
OK GUYS LETS MAKE SOME VEGAN MACARONI SALAD, IT'S
full of crispy vegetables and pasta
sweet and tangy
easily gluten free
Enjoy guys! Happy day to you! feel free to leave a comment and a rating below. I would love to hear from you.
Want more Classic Vegan Summer Salads? Here you go!
- Vegan Caesar Salad (Best Caesar Dressing!)
- Best & Easiest Vegan Broccoli Salad
- Classic Vegan Coleslaw
- Vegan Potato Salad Recipe