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super pretty summer pasta salad

The Perfect Vegan Summer Pasta Salad

  • Author: Liz Moody
  • Total Time: 20 Minutes
  • Yield: 4 Servings 1x


  • 3 cups pasta, cooked in well-salted water ⁣
  • 3 cups frozen peas, thawed⁣
  • 3 cups sliced strawberries ⁣
  • 3 cups cherry tomatoes ⁣
  • 3 cups torn fresh basil or mint leaves⁣
  • 1 1/2 cups raw, shelled pistachios, chopped as finely as possible ⁣
  • Fine-grain sea salt⁣
  • Juice of 1 lime ⁣
  • Extra virgin olive oil ⁣
  • Fresh ground black pepper ⁣


  1. Cook your pasta according to the package instructions in a pot with boiling water and a palmful of salt. Drain and rinse your pasta under cold water.
  2. Add the pasta to a bowl and toss it with peas, strawberries, tomatoes, pistachios, and herbs (if serving this salad the same day). If making in advance, hold herbs until ready to serve.
  3. Add a couple pinches of salt, lime juice, and drizzle in enough olive oil to coat and toss until evenly distributed.
  4. Finish with a grind of fresh black pepper and chill in the refrigerator before serving. 

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