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Pasta Salad With Healthy Dressing

Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free Penne Pasta Salad Without Mayonnaise

Vegan, gluten free and diary free Penne pasta salad ready in 15 minutes.

This pasta salad is always a hit at parties especially because it is vegan, gluten free and diary free. It tastes delicious even after staying outside of the refrigerator for hours. I do love the fresh herbs but sometimes I don’t have them handy at my house, so this recipe is with dried basil instead of fresh. I strongly encourage to use fresh herbs when available. The taste is so much better!

Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free Penne Pasta Salad Without Mayonnaise

Vegan and Gluten Free Penne Pasta Salad

Delicious vegan, gluten free, and diary free penne pasta salad ready in 15 min.
Prep Time 7 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Active Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Skill Level :Beginner
Gluten Free
Nut Free
Dairy Free
Course Appetizer, Kids, Lunch, Party Dish, Picnic, Salad, Side, Snack
Calories 460
Servings 6 people
Cuisine American



  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 2 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp himalayan pink salt
  • ¼ tsp ground white pepper
  • 1 small lemon
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 2 tsp grey poupon dijon mustard
  • 6 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup red onion


  • 1 pound gluten free penne pasta
  • ½ cup cherry tomatoes
  • ¼ cup olives stuffed with garlic
  • ¼ cup martini olives
  • ¼ cup artichoke hearts
  • ¼ cup roasted bell peppers
  • ½ medium english cucumber



  • Wash hands with soap and water. Check out our article about how to wash hands properly
  • Gather all ingredients
    Ingredients for delicious pasta salad with no mayo
  • Gently rub produce under cold running water. Scrub firm produce with a clean vegetable brush under running  water.
  • Mince the garlic
  • Finely dice the red onion
    Finely chop the red onion for tasty vegan, dairy free, gluten free penne pasta salad with a healthy dressing
  • Quartered the cherry tomatoes. I like the assorted cherry tomatoes.
    Quartered cherry tomatoes for tasty vegan, gluten free, diary free penne pasta salad with healthy dressing
  • Chop the roasted red bell peppers
  • Chop the artichoke hearts
    Chopped arthichoke hearts for tasty pasta salad with no mayonnaise
  • Chop the olives stuffed with garlic and the martini olives
  • Peel and chop the English cucumber
    Peeled and chopped english cucumber
  • With a glass juicer squeeze the lemon. You will need 2 tbsp of the lemon juice
    Lemon Juice Freshly Squeezed with a juicer


  • In a bowl, mix together the 2 minced garlic cloves, 2 tbsp dried oregano, 1 tsp himalayan pink salt, ¼ tsp ground white pepper, 2 tsp dried basil, 2 tbsp lemon juice freshly squeezed, 1 tbsp red wine vinegar, 2 tsp Dijon mustard, 1 tbsp honey, and 6 tbsp extra virgin olive oil.
    Vinaigrette dressing for a healthy vegan, gluten free, dairy free pasta salad without mayo
  • Add half of the dressing to the ½ cup of finely diced red onion. Stir together and set aside to marinate.
    Finely chop the red onion for tasty pasta salad with a healthy dressing


  • Over medium-high heat, bring 4-6 quarts of water to a boil . I use warm/hot water to add to the pot initially which speeds up the time until the water starts boiling. Add salt to taste. Add pasta to boiling water. Cook the pasta according to the package directions (about 10 minutes).
  • Drain the pasta well with the colander.
  • To the drained pasta, add the onion dressing mixture, the ½ cup quartered cherry tomatoes, ½ cup chopped olives, ¼ cup chopped roasted red peppers, ¼ cup chopped artichoke hearts, and the chopped half English cucumber. Toss to coat.
    Add all vegetables for the tasty vegan, dairy free, gluten free penne pasta salad with vinaigrette dressing
  • Enjoy!
    Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free Penne Pasta Salad Without Mayonnaise


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  • Use apple cider vinegar with the mother to boost nutrition for this recipe
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Nutrition Facts
Vegan and Gluten Free Penne Pasta Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 460 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 10g
Sodium 771mg34%
Potassium 161mg5%
Carbohydrates 71g24%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 850IU17%
Vitamin C 22.3mg27%
Calcium 80mg8%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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