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Dairy free macaroni salad via veggiechick.com #vegan
30 min or less, Appetizers, Easy, Gluten Free, Lunch, Nut free, Salads, Side dishes, Under 400 calories, Vegan Recipes

Macaroni Salad

This macaroni salad is dairy free and amazing. What a great way to sneak some vegan food in your potluck! They’ll never know 😉 I especially love the addition of sweet peas. Yum.

Dairy free macaroni salad via veggiechick.com #vegan

Macaroni salad…the classic American BBQ side dish. What better time to enjoy it than on the 4th of July? I love macaroni salad, but every time I see one of those Costco containers at a BBQ, I cringe. And I don’t even dare look at the ingredients list! It’s loaded with fat, calories, a gallon of mayonnaise and a bunch of other ingredients I can’t pronounce. I thought I’d finally get around to making a healthier version of macaroni salad- and dairy free! Per serving it’s only 184 calories and 6 grams of fat; much better than it’s dairy distant cousin. I love the addition of sweet peas and the super crunch of celery and red onions; it’s the perfect combination. It also doesn’t require too much time (or brain power) to make. Double bonus!

Dairy-free macaroni salad via veggiechick.com #vegan

Side note: Macaroni salad is also a major staple in Hawaii! They serve virtually everything with a side of “mac salad” and rice. Carb overload right? Still, it’s good stuff. =)

So let’s make it already.

First, cook the pasta according to the package directions. Drain and rinse.

Next in a large bowl, add all the remaining ingredients and combine. Then add the cold pasta and stir to combine. Serves 8. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for 2-3 days.

Dairy-free macaroni salad via veggiechick.com #vegan

Dairy-free macaroni salad via veggiechick.com #vegan

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Macaroni Salad

"Eat your Greens" dairy free macaroni salad via veggiechick.com #vegan

This macaroni salad is dairy free and AHHmazing. What a great way to sneak some vegan food in your potluck! They’ll never know 😉 I especially love the addition of sweet peas. Yum.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 8
  • Category: Vegan, Gluten Free

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces gluten free macaroni pasta (I used Banza gluten-free chickpea pasta)
  • 1 cup frozen or fresh sweet peas, thawed (do not use canned peas)
  • 1 cup arugula, chopped (fresh baby spinach is also good)
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
  • 1/2 cup vegan mayonnaise
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dijon mustard (whole grain if possible)
  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and rinse.
  2. In a large bowl, add all remaining ingredients and combine. Add cold pasta and stir to combine. Serves 8.

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