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Vegan Caesar Pasta Salad

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  • Author: Monkey and Me Kitchen Adventures
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 8-10 Minutes
  • Total Time: 18 Minutes
  • Yield: 8 Cups 1x
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


This quick and easy Vegan Caesar Pasta Salad is a taste bud tingling good time and great to make for potlucks and parties.



Base Salad Ingredients:

  • 10 to 12 oz. elbow macaroni *
  • ½ to ¾ cup sliced green onions
  • 1 cup finely chopped red bell peppers

Caesar Dressing Ingredients:

  • 1 cup hummus *
  • ¼ cup + 1 Tablespoon minced capers
  • 2 Tablespoons caper brine (+/-) *
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard *
  • 2 Tablespoon + 1 teaspoon nutritional yeast
  • 1 Tablespoon pure maple syrup (+/-)
  • 2 Tablespoon water (+/-) *
  • 1 Tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ to ½ teaspoon sea salt (+/-) *
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper (+/-)

Optional Salad Add-ins Ingredients:


  1. Cook the elbow macaroni according to package directions, when the pasta is done, drain and rinse in cold water until the pasta is cold. Shake well to remove any excess water and allow to drain.  Set aside.
  2. Make the dressing by placing all the Caesar Dressing Ingredients into a bowl, whisk well until smooth and emulsified.
  3. Place all the Base Salad Ingredients into a large bowl, mix to evenly distribute the ingredients. Then pour the Caesar Dressing over the pasta and veggies.  Stir well.  If adding any Optional Add-in, add at this time, stir to incorporate. Serve and enjoy!


*Please reference the blog post for Tips for Success, Pantry Items Used, Storage and Freezing, and Kitchen Products Used. 

*Sea Salt:  Please adjust the sea salt based upon your family’s sea salt preferences and/or based upon dietary needs.   

*Servings:  8  (makes 7 ½ to 8 cups)

*Nutrition Information: Using a hummus that has a smaller amount of tahini or no tahini at all will reduce the fat content.