Oil-Free Plant Based Macaroni Salad

If you’re a loyal member of the KevCooksPlants Community, you know by now that I detest most store-bought vegan mayonnaise, dressings and cheese. They’re loaded with oil and terrible for you. So I’ve incorporated my Oil-Free Vegan Mayonnaise into an easy recipe for macaroni salad — a summer favorite and necessity for a proper Rochester-style “garbage plate.”

This is really simple, so feel free to add whatever veggies/spices you’d like to customize this to your personal tastes.

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vegan macaroni salad

Oil-Free Plant Based Macaroni Salad

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Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8

What you'll need

  • 12 oz whole wheat elbow pasta, uncooked
  • 1 batch Oil-Free Vegan Mayonnaise
  • ½ cup carrots, finely diced
  • ½ cup celery, finely diced

How you'll do it

  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Rinse under cold water and drain well.
  • In a large bowl, add pasta and vegetables. Stir to incorporate well.
  • Add a few heaping tablespoons of mayonnaise and stir well, adding more until reaching your desired level of coating.
  • Cover and chill, and keep leftover mayo on hand to re-add for leftovers if needed. Pasta will soak up mayo over time, so you'll need to add more when serving.

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  1. Nina says:

    Loved this recipe! Super quick and easy and the whole family loved it. Great for a summer meal. I added cucumbers, tomatoes and a little dill.

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