Bright and colorful pasta salad drizzled with a creamy cilantro dressing is a perfect side dish for summer. This cold pasta salad is healthy, flavorful, and packed with fresh vegetables. The dairy-free cilantro sauce is a nice fresh break from heavier dressings and the usual Italian pasta salad recipes. This is a great meal option for vegetarians or vegans. You can also make this veggie pasta salad gluten-free by substituting with gluten-free pasta.
Creamy Cilantro Dressing
In a large bowl combine your diced vegetables and noodles together and mix.
In a high powered blender or food processor combine your creamy cilantro dressing ingredients and pulse until smooth and creamy.
Divide your pasta salad into bowls and drizzle your dressing on top. Toss and garnish with fresh cilantro.
Note: We recommend not adding your dressing to your pasta salad until you are about to eat it. Adding it ahead of time can make it soggy.
Michele L. Seattle, WA
Judy H. Marblehead, MA