Vegan Creamy Italian Pasta Salad | Cooking With Jade

Vegan Creamy Italian Pasta Salad

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Vegan Creamy Italian Pasta Salad
Vegan Creamy Italian Pasta Salad

Vegan Creamy Italian Pasta Salad

Indulge in the flavors of Vegan Creamy Italian Pasta Salad. Delight in a plant-based twist on this classic dish, featuring creamy goodness and vibrant Italian-inspired ingredients.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Salad
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4
Calories 425 kcal


  • 8 ounces short pasta of choice
  • 6 ounces cherry tomatoes halved or quartered
  • 1 red bell pepper deseeded & diced
  • 1 green bell pepper deseeded & diced
  • 1 white onion diced
  • 1 12- ounce jar pitted kalamata olives drained & halved
  • 1 12- ounce jar artichoke hearts drained & halved or quartered
  • kosher salt
  • ground black pepper

For the vegan creamy Italian dressing

  • 1/2 cup raw cashews
  • 1 12- ounce jar roasted red peppers drained
  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt


  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Once boiling, generously salt the water. Add in the pasta and cook to al dente, according to package directions. Drain the pasta, rinsing with cold water, and set aside.
  • While the pasta boils, prepare the dressing. Blend all listed ingredients to a high-speed. Blend until smooth and creamy. Set aside, or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
  • On the other hand, add the halved tomatoes to a large mixing bowl. Season with 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, tossing to combine. Add in the red and green bell pepper, white onion, kalamata olives, artichoke hearts, and cooked pasta. Pour the creamy Italian dressing over top. Toss to combine, seasoning with additional kosher salt & ground black pepper as needed.
  • Serve & enjoy!
Keyword Italian Food

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