Spanish Olive Pasta Salad and 10 Other Vegetarian Pasta Salad Recipes
Pasta salad is both delicious and economical. It can be created using one or more types of pasta. It is often served chilled as an appetizer, a side dish or a main course.
A pasta salad is often thought to be a spring or summertime dish or meal, but because of its tremendous versatility it can be served year round. A pasta salad can consist of no more than a cold pasta and mayonnaise (Miracle Whip is often used), or it can include any number of ingredients including olives, cheese, vegetables, nuts, herbs and spices, meats, seafood and/or legumes. Other dressing ingredients such as oils, vinegar, lemon juice and fresh herbs may also be included.
Spanish Olive Pasta Salad
- 12 oz. vermicelli or spaghetti
- 3 T. lemon juice
- 3 T. olive oil
- 1 1/2 cup celery, sliced
- 1/2 cup green onions, sliced, including greens
- 3/4 cup Spanish olives with pimientos, sliced or pieces
- 3-4 - 1 1/2 cup Miracle Whip, per taste and creaminess
- 3/4 t. seasoning salt, or to taste
- 3/4 t. paprika, or to taste
- 3/4 t. salt, or to taste
Prepare pasta per package directions. I must admit, I like to break the pasta into 4 pieces before preparing it. It makes it easier to eat. (I am not Italian and do not do the fork swirling thing very well, and the other ingredients tend to fall off.) I break it while still in the bag by pressing part of it over the edge of the counter. I do this 3 times along the length of the pasta breaking each into four pieces.
While pasta is cooking, combine lemon juice and olive oil.
Combine seasoning salt, paprika and salt.
Clean and prepare green onions. Slice onions and be sure to include the greens.
Chop celery. To make the pieces small, I first cut the celery stalk length-wise 2-4 times, then slice across those pieces.
Drain pasta after cooking time has elapsed. Immediately stir in oil and lemon juice.
Measure out olives.
Add celery, sliced onions and green olives. Mix well.
Add Miracle Whip and salt and paprika mixture. Mix well.
Garnish with leftover olives and pimentos as desired.
Tastes good warm or cold. Serve and Enjoy!
10 More Vegetarian Pasta Salad Recipes
Included ingredients are listed with each description to enable you to see if you have the ingredients on hand to create a great salad that can serve as a vegetarian main dish, or a vegetarian side dish.
- Scrumptious Salad! Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Sun-dried tomatoes and mango add a unique flavor to this scrumptious pasta salad. This one will tickle your tastebuds and leave you wanting more. This salad can also be served as a light entrée. Ingredients include: penne pasta, mango, tomatoes, avocado, black olives, sun-dried tomatoes, fresh spinach, Parmesan cheese, and basil pesto.
- Greek Orzo Salad Recipe - Allrecipes.com
This pasta salad has a unique texture that only orzo can impart. Orzo is tossed with its special blend of ingredients and a zesty dressing. Ingredients include: orzo pasta, marinated artichoke hearts, tomato, cucumber, red onion, crumbled feta cheese, black olives, fresh parsley, lemon juice, dried oregano, and lemon pepper.
- Vegetarian Olive and Feta Pasta Recipe - Italian Olive and Feta Pasta Recipe
This delightful salad can be served hot for dinner or cold for as a side-dish pasta salad. This is a quick and easy vegetarian pasta recipe is suitable for the needs of children and is full of healthy fiber and protein. Ingredients include: spiral pasta, tomatoes, chopped garlic, cucumber, roasted red pepper, marinated artichoke hearts, black olives, cannellini beans, lemon, olive oil, crumble feta cheese, salt and pepper.
Serve your pasta in style!
- Asparagus Pasta Salad Recipe - Vegetarian Pasta Salad Recipe - Vegan Asparagus Pasta Salad - Easy Pasta Salad Recipe
This asparagus pasta salad with tomatoes and fresh parsley is both vegetarian and vegan. It is finished off with a very quick and easy balsamic vinaigrette dressing. Ingredients include: bowtie, shell or macaroni pasta, asparagus, carrots, tomatoes, fresh parsley, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, Dijon mustard, dried basil, salt and pepper.
- Dilly Veggie Pasta Salad Recipe | Taste of Home Recipes
A truly unusual taste in pasta salad fares. Ingredients include: shell pasta, cherry tomatoes, green pepper, shredded cheddar cheese, green onions, black olives, olive oil, lemon juice, white wine vinegar, dill weed, dried oregano, salt and pepper.
- Grilled Veggie Fettuccine Salad Recipe | Taste of Home Recipes
The grilled vegetables add a special taste to this beautiful pasta salad. Ingredients include: fettuccine, green bell pepper, red bell pepper, eggplant, onions, cooking spray, tomato, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, garlic clove, Italian seasoning, fresh parsley, salt, coarsely ground pepper, and crushed dried rosemary.
- Vegetarian Summer Salad Recipe: Bean Salad Recipe, Tasty Pasta Salad
Tasty Pasta Salad, vegetarian summer salad recipe with feta option for lacto-veg from Savvy Vegetarian Recipes. Ingredients include: spiral or penne pasta, red kidney beans, garbanzo beans, celery, carrots, green beans, red or green bell pepper, olive oil, fresh ginger, garlic cloves, fresh parsley, Greek or regular olives, artichoke hearts, feta cheese, lemon juice, fresh or dried basil, fresh or dried marjoram, fresh or dried thyme, salt and pepper.
- Garlicky Vegetable Pasta Salad Recipe | MyRecipes.com
This hearty pasta salad has a Mediterranean flair. Ingredients include: fusilli or spiral pasta, grilled antipasto vegetables (red bell peppers, red onions, Portobello caps, asparagus), crumbled feta cheese, fresh basil, kalamata olives, Serrano chile pepper, salt, garlic cloves, red wine vinegar, fresh lemon juice, olive oil, and anchovy paste.
- Eggplant Pomodoro Pasta | Eating Well
This is truly an exciting and filling pasta dish. We like it over angel hair pasta, but any type of pasta will work. Serve with freshly grated Parmesan cheese and a mixed green salad. Ingredients include: olive oil, eggplant, garlic cloves, tomatoes, green olives, red-wine vinegar, capers, salt, pepper, crushed red pepper, whole-wheat angel hair pasta, and fresh parsley or basil.
- Orecchiette with Broccoli Rabe & Chickpeas | Eating Well
The assertive flavors of broccoli rabe and rosemary are paired with sturdy chickpeas in this satisfying pasta dish. Ingredients include: orecchiette or chiocciole, broccoli rabe, chicken flavored broth, flour, olive oil, garlic cloves, dried or fresh rosemary, chickpeas, red-wine vinegar, salt and pepper.
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