Five-Minute Vegan Pasta Salad

Serves 6

COST: $0.98

Per 1⁄2 cup

Calories: 276

Fat: 12g

Carbohydrates: 35g

Protein: 7g

Fiber: 5g

Sugar: 3g

Sodium: 427mg

4 cups pasta, cooked

1⁄2 cup vegan Italian salad dressing

3 scallions, chopped

1⁄2 cup sliced black olives

1 tomato, chopped

1 avocado, diced

Salt and pepper to taste

Toss together all ingredients. Allow to chill for at least 11⁄2 hours before serving, if time allows, to allow flavors to combine.

Instant Add-Ons
Open up a jar and instantly add color, flavor, and texture to a basic pasta salad. What’s in your cupboard? Try edamame, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, capers, roasted red peppers, jarred pimentos, sun-dried tomatoes, or even mandarin oranges or sliced beets. Snip in any leftover fresh herbs you have on hand.