Vegetarian Pasta Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette

This simple vegetarian pasta salad with dijon vinaigrette is colorful, fresh and satisfying. You can use different kinds of veggies and pasta shapes. Chickpeas, beans, or lentils are a great addition as well and a delicious way to eat more plant-based protein. And this is so easy – a perfect addition to your weekly meal prep!

Pasta Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette

Course Main Course, Side Dish
Keyword vegan, vegetarian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Abbie Gellman


Pasta Salad:

  • 1 box 14.5 ounces whole wheat elbow noodles
  • 1 bell pepper diced
  • 1 english cucumber or 2 persian cucumbers diced
  • ½ red onion diced
  • 1 bunch parsley chopped
  • Optional: any other vegetables you like
  • Optional: feta cheese or other cheese you like


  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup white wine vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. When cooked, drain and set aside in colander.
  2. Make dressing in a large bowl. Whisk and add vegetables to the bowl, mix well. Add pasta and mix well. Optional: add cheese.

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