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Pasta Salad

A simple pasta salad with lots of flavor. Pasta salad
Yield 6-8 servings
Time 20 minutes
  • 2 stock pots
  • frying pan
  • large bowl
  • whisk
  • colander
  • wooden spoon
  • 1 pound whole wheat pasta (preferably rotini or farfalle)
  • 6 strips smoked tofu or mock bacon*
  • 2/3 c vegetable or olive oil
  • 2 T cider vinegar
  • 2 t Dijon mustard
  • 2/3 c mayonnaise or vegan mayonnaise
  • ½ t salt
  • dash paprika
  • 2 stalks celery, sliced
  • 1 carrot, sliced
  • 1 c green peas
  • 2 green onions, sliced
Directions Cook the pasta and mock bacon according to package directions. When the pasta is done, drain and rinse with cold water. Chop the bacon. Set both aside to cool.

Meanwhile, whisk together oil, vinegar, mustard, mayo, salt, and paprika. Stir in remaining ingredients. If it’s too dry, add a bit more mayo.

Serve immediately, or chill and serve cold.

Notes *I like "Fakin’ bacon" for its nice smoky flavor.
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