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Halloween Pasta Salad

This healthy, vegan Halloween Pasta Salad is made with festive pasta, spooky carrots, and a tangy vinaigrette! Perfect for kids or adults!
Cuisine American, pasta

Ingredients
  

The Salad

  • 1 Lb Halloween Pasta
  • 1/2 Red Onion finely chopped
  • 3/4 Cup Rainbow Carrots sliced into rounds
  • 1 Cup Spinach chopped

The Dressing

  • 1/4 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 Tbs Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1 Tsp Brown Mustard
  • 1/2 Tsp Maple Syrup
  • 1/4 Tsp Dried Sage
  • 1/4 Tsp Dried Oregano
  • 1/4 Tsp Dried Thyme
  • Salt + Pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Begin by cooking your pasta in SALTED water, until al dente. When done, drain and set aside.
  • Prep your veggies - chop the onion, carrot, and spinach.
  • Make the dressing - mix all dressing ingredients into a bowl and whisk until incorporated. Taste, and adjust seasonings if necessary. If the flavor feels flat, try adding a bit more salt.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the pasta, veggies, and dressing.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

  • If you won't be serving the pasta salad for a while, store the salad and dressing separately. Dress the salad around 30 minutes before serving for ideal flavor. Serve at room temperature.
  • For a vegetarian spin, feel free to add some crumbled feta or bleu cheese.
  • Also feel free to sub in any veggies you like. Other delicious additions would include roasted butternut squash, green beans, or cabbage. You can also add in salted nuts or seeds for an elevated crunch.
  • The salad should keep in the fridge for about 4-5 days.
Keyword carrots, mustard, pasta, spinach