Cucumber pasta salad

Easy Creamy Cucumber pasta salad

This cucumber pasta salad is one of those refreshing salads you and your family can enjoy this summer. It is vegan ,soy and gluten-free; therefore, anyone can enjoy it.This recipe calls for only 6 fresh, healthy ingredients and takes a short time to make, yet it is creamy and delicious.

This salad can serve as an excellent appetizer, a side dish, or you can pack it to go for a picnics or lunch . It is versatile and can be served at any time you feel like .

Cucumbers are healthy,they are full of water ,fiber and antioxidants that are great for your health.They are also low in calories and help can prevent constipation ,reduce inflamation and aid in weight loss.

What equipments do you need to make this salad?

  • Salad mixing bowl
  • Blender
  • A knife
  • Salad serving bowls
  • A cooking pot for cooking the pasta
  • A pasta staining basket

What ingredients do you need to make cucumber pasta salad?

For this salad you will need:

  • Cooked and drained whole grain pasta
  • Cup sliced grape tomatoes 
  • Red or yellow onion chopped
  • Fresh cucumbers sliced

For the dressing

  • Apple cider vinegar or lemon juice
  • Olive oil
  • Fresh basil leaves 
  • Whole mustard (without egg yolk)
  • Soaked cashews or cashew cream
  • water
  • Salt

Cooked pasta and Cucumber play a staring role in this salad,the other ingredients helps to enhance the flavor and taste of the salad.Fill free to add any other ingredients of choice.

How to make the salad.

Prepare all the ingredients ,add them in a mixing bowl .Add the dressing ,mix well to combine and serve.

What makes this cucumber pasta salad creamy and delicious?

The cashew dijon dressing helps to bring out this creaminess to the salad. You can make the salad more flavorful by using roasted cashews instead of raw ones.

What type of pasta Can You use?

Any type of whole grain pasta can be used in this recipe.Whole grains are healthier compared to bleached ones.Cook the pasta according to the package instruction ,drain all the water and rinse in cold water.

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Can you freeze this cucumber pasts salad?

Yes, you can keep this salad for 2-3 days in the fridge. I would not recommend freezing it since the salad becomes so soggy and tasteless when frozen.

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Cucumber and Pasta Salad.

Creamy Cucumber and pasta salad


  • Author: Edna
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Total Time: 10
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

A creamy and delicious cucumber pasta salad you can enjoy with your family.It requires few ingredients and less than 20 minutes to prepare yet it is healthy and flavorful.Carry it to go or have it as an appetizer.


Ingredients

Scale

2 cups cooked and drained pasta

¾ cup sliced grape tomatoes 

1 red onion chopped

1 large cucumber sliced

For the dressing

¼ cup apple cider vinegar or lemon juice

1 tablespoon olive oil (optional)

¼ cup fresh basil leaves 

1 tablespoon whole mustard (without egg yolk)

⅓ cup soaked cashews or cashew cream

½ cup water

Salt


Instructions

1. Cook your pasta following the instructions on its package. Drain the water, and run them under cold water to cool them. Add some olive oil and salt, then set aside.

2. In a blender, blend the cashews add Dijon mustard, roasted garlic, apple cider vinegar, and salt. Purée to combine well.

3.Chop the cucumber and the onions to your desired shapes and set them aside.

4 In a large clean bowl, add the pasta, chopped cucumbers, Onions, and the dressing. Toss to combine well.

5. Serve and enjoy.

  • Category: Salad
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Cucumber Pasta Salad

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