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 shapes
  • 2/3 c vegetable or olive oil
  • 2 T cider vinegar
  • 2 t Dijon mustard
  • 2/3 c mayonnaise
  • ½ t salt
  • dash paprika
  • 6 strips smoked tofu or mock bacon*, chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, sliced
  • 1 carrot, sliced
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 1 c green peas
Directions Cook the pasta according to package directions. When the pasta is done, drain and rinse with cold water and set aside.

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. Or try making your own eggplant bacon.
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Pasta salad