Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Vegan Tuesdays - Pasta Salad in Miniature

This is pretty much the one thing I want to eat all summer. It's just the yummiest, easiest pasta salad. It's full of veggies and beans, not too heavily dressed, and a bit spicy. And, everything is tiny. I'm not sure why that pleases me so much, but it does. I used mini penne for the pasta, tiny frozen peas, VERY finely diced cabbage, tomatoes, and a wee bit of jalapeno. I also used chickpeas, but they were regular size.

Cook 1 lb. of mini penne until just tender. Drain and rinse in cold water. Dress the pasta with a little oil-olive or canola. Add 1 can of drained, rinsed chickpeas, 1 small bag of frozen mini-peas, about 1/2 cup finely diced cabbage, 1 finely diced tomato, and a small amount of finely diced jalapeno. Add some vinegar-I used purple sweet potato but you can use any kind you have at home, salt, pepper, a pinch of Mexican oregano (or regular oregano), and hot sauce, all to taste.

Enjoy, and stay cool!

Please see what Wendy cooked up for Vegan Tuesday this week. http://pinkstripes.wordpress.com/

7 comments:

  1. This looks great except for the hot sauce, I would like it with Italian Dressing, would that work??

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  2. YUM. Looks very delicious. I love the jalapeno in it.

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  3. I could eat this salad all summer, too, Michele. I love chickpeas in pasta salads.
    And your cat, Mango, is absolutely gorgeous! My Carlos cat would like to meet her, I bet.
    Those Guinness gingerbread cupcakes are definitely being added to my "to bake" list. Very creative!

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  4. Mmm, this salad sounds fantastic! I love those peas thrown in. There's something about seeing those little green flecks that makes every dish even better. Yum!

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  5. Sandy - Italian dressing would be great!

    Thank you Wendy!

    Barbara- I am going through a chickpea phase right now. I just love them. Carlos is a very handsome boy!

    Thanks Elyse!

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  6. italian dressing very nice absolutly delicious :)

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