Cold Pasta Salad Recipes Without Meat

I am looking for some great meatless, cold pasta salads. I am not looking for exotic recipes. I would like ones that are simply made, like the ones our mothers and grandmothers made. I sure would love to hear from you. Thank you and God Bless.

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June 12, 20090 found this helpful

I use black and green olives, some baby carrots sliced maybe some vidala onion and celery. Use mayo with a little Italian dressing. Comes out yummy!

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June 12, 20090 found this helpful

We enjoy cold pasta salad with diced tomatoes, cukes, green or red peppers, onions and mayo. I use Hellman's because everyone likes the flavor of it. Sometimes I add diced celery if I have any in the fridge along with some diced hard boiled eggs. I always use the eggs. Nora

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June 12, 20090 found this helpful

I make my pasta salad dressing with Hellemans, prepared yellow mustard, celery seed and finely chopped either green, red or sweet Vidella onions. I also sometimes add seeded tomatoes(I like to use yellow and red ones for color)I seed them so they don't make the salad too runny, celery and finely minced garlic.

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Be aware that when you add other veggies(other than onion and celery) the salad may not keep as well. Also you can combine your mayo with either plain or a savoury yogurt, like herb; but I find, again, it does keep as well and goes runny.

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June 12, 20090 found this helpful

elbow mac.
bell pepper
white onions
cheese
tomato
cuke
eggs
mayo cook elbows just until tender and drain and wash a little mix chopped vegs and egg, and cheese, mayo

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June 12, 20090 found this helpful

Here is one I love. Take it to pot-lucks, as I like if any left over.
Layered Southwest Pasta Salad (from Milwaukee Journal)

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8 oz variety pasta shapes (I use Wacky Mac)
2 tsp vegetable oil
1/2 tsp ground cumin
salt to taste
1 can black beans-rinsed and drained
1 can whole kernel corn, drained
1 red bell pepper, seeds and ribs removed, cut in strips
3/4 cup sliced green onions
1 (2-1/4oz) can sliced black olives
3/4 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup plus 2 TBLS hot or mild salsa
2 TBLS fresh cilantro.
Prepare pasta according to pkg directions. Drain and rinse under cold water; drain again Toss with oil and sprinkle with cumin. salt to taste
Layer pasta, beans, corn, bell pepper, green onions and olives in a 2 1/2 -3 quart straightpsided glass bowl. In a small bowl combine mayonnaise, sour crean and salsa; mix well. spread minture evenly over top of pasta, sealing to edge of bowl.. Sprinkle with cilantro. Cover bowl tightly and chill overnight.

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June 12, 20090 found this helpful

My bunch likes cold tri-color corkscrew pasta with diced tomatoes, scallions and cubed lowfat mozzarella--and balsamic vinegar, to taste, tossed through. Could do the same thing with mayo instead of the vinegar ( we prefer Hellmann's, too) but on those days you're looking for a lighter meal, the balsamic's better for the waistline!

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July 6, 20090 found this helpful

My family makes one these is it
1 package tri color noodels
1 red onion thinly sliced

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2 carrot sliced small
1 red pepper cut small
1 can baby corn cut into 1/3
prepare marinade sauce
4 teespoon hot water
1 teaspoon salt
shake garlic powder
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup oil
1/4 cup vinegar
mix togther pour ovrer noodels
served chilled

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