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Vegan Simple Pasta Salad 

This picnic-ready macaroni salad pairs well with burgers and hot dogs for an outdoor barbeque meal.  

Serves: 4
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We like this quick, no-fuss recipe from The Friendly Vegan Cookbook for an impromptu backyard picnic. Want to make it your own? Load up on flavor with capers, olives, or pickles.

What you need:

1 (16-ounce) package of macaroni pasta
¾ cup vegan mayonnaise
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons yellow mustard
1¼ teaspoons salt
½ teaspoon ground black pepper
2 celery ribs, thinly sliced
1 small red onion, finely diced
1 red bell pepper, diced

What you do:

  1. In a large pot of boiling water, cook pasta according to package directions. Drain pasta, rinse with cold water, and allow to cool. 
  2. In a large bowl, combine remaining ingredients, and thoroughly mix together. Add cooled pasta and gently fold together until well combined.  Place in refrigerator overnight or for at least 1 hour and then serve. 

Photo credit: Zhoro Apostolov and Michelle Cehn

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