This Simple Cold Veggie Pasta salad is easy to make and delicious to eat.
- 1 Cup of Pasta
- 1/2 Avocado
- 6 Cherry Tomatoes
- 1 Tablespoon of Olive Oil
- 1/2 Tablespoon of Balsamic
- ½ teas pepper (optional)
- Boil Water for the noodles
- Once the water is boiling, place the bow tie noodles into the water for 8 -15 minutes
- Veggies, I recommend Avocado and Tomatoes (corn, broccoli, and peas are also delicious)
- Mix together, the olive oil, balsamic and grind some pepper in
- Add the noodles, veggies and cheese all together in a bowl
- Mix together Olive oil, balsamic and add a few grinds of pepper
- Lightly drizzle the sauce over the pasta and noodles
- Enjoy this simple cold veggie pasta salad
Are you looking for a super easy simple cold veggie pasta recipe? Look no further! I have been perfecting this recipe and cooking this delicious dish for years!
Tips & Tricks for perfecting the Simple Veggie Cold Pasta
You may be wondering, wow this recipe is great, I love simple, easy recipes, but I don’t like tomatoes or I don’t like avocado, will this recipe taste as good with a vegetable substitute? The answer is yes! Sometimes instead of tomato or avocado, I do corn, broccoli, peas, green beans, anything that are vegetables are a great substitute. If you are looking to add in protein to the mix, simply add an egg or two.
To cool your pasta before you eat it, simply run it under cold water. This will immediately reduce the temperature of the pasta and is perfect for eating. Since the pasta is already cold, there is no need to put it in the frig or let it cool down. Simply, run cold water over the noodles and voilà the pasta is cold.
What to Eat with the Simple Cold Veggie Pasta
The great news about the simple cold veggie pasta recipe is that you can have it as a main dish or even a side dish in substitute as a salad.
If you are having the cold vegetable pasta as a main dish, then I highly recommend you pair it with a side dish of fruit. Since you have your servings of grains and vegetables, a good fruit salad will do the trick if you are wanting a well balanced meal.
If you are having the cold vegetable pasta as a side dish, then feel free to pair it with salmon, sausage or even turkey breast. The possibilities are endless. Don’t forget to check out our dessert section for some tasty desserts treats for after the meal.
Background of The Simple Veggie Cold Pasta
I’m always looking for quick and simple dinner recipes. I’m always running from work, to dinner, then either to the gym to work out or even to an event. This recipe takes no more than 30 minutes and you can be in and out of the kitchen quickly.
In addition to having a quick meal, I always bring this when I go to events or dinner parties. It’s a simple recipe that is a fan favorite.
What I love about this simple recipe is that if you decide to double the recipe you can have leftovers for lunch, dinner the next day or even a snack. I’d love to hear in the comments, what is your favorite simple cold veggie recipe, or if you’ve tried this one, I’d love to hear your feedback.