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Pasta Salad

Pasta Salad with Italian dressing, tomatoes, and onion.

Nothing says summertime like a backyard BBQ with a homemade pasta salad. This pasta salad with an Italian dressing, fresh tomatoes, and onions is sure to be one of your family's favorite dishes this summer. Enjoy!


Italian Dressing (Made in the Almond Cow)
  • 1 ½ cup extra virgin olive oil (collector cup)
  • ½ cup red wine vinegar (collector cup)
  • ½ cup cashews
  • 3 tsp maple syrup
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 ½ tsp dried oregano
  • 1 ½ tsp dried parsley
  • 1 ½ tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp fine sea salt or more to taste
  • 1½ tsp black pepper or more to taste
Pasta Salad
  • 16 ounces tricolor rotini
  • 1 cup homemade Italian dressing (made in the Almond Cow)
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes halved
  • ½ cup sliced black olives
  • 1 small orange bell pepper cut into bite-sized chunks (About 1/2 inch)
  • 1 small red bell pepper cut into bite-sized chunks (About 1/2 inch)
  • ⅓ cup red onion diced (or ½ of 1 small red onion)
  • ⅓ cup vegan parmesan cheese shredded
  • 3 tablespoons fresh parsley chopped (optional)
  • salt & pepper to taste


Italian Dressing
  • For the dressing, add the EVOO and red wine vinegar to the collector cup.
  • In the filter basket add the remaining ingredients.
  • Press the cow start button and let the machine run until the green light on top is solid green.
  • Combine the contents of the filter basket with the liquid in the collector cup.
  • Stir well and store in an airtight container.
  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Rinse under cold water.
  • Add everything to a large bowl and stir together.
  • You can serve right away but refrigerating it for a couple of hours brings out even more flavor! Enjoy!
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