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Vegan Macaroni Salad – Macaroni Salad Vegetarian Recipe

Vegan Macaroni Salad is not only pleasing to the eye but also to the palate. The blend of fresh, crunchy vegetables makes it perfect.

Vegan Macaroni Salad - Macaroni Salad Vegetarian Recipe

Vegan Macaroni Salad - Macaroni Salad Vegetarian Recipe

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 340 kcal


  • 8 oz macaroni pasta
  • 1 cup vegan mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons agave syrup
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 carrot, shredded
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 1/4 cup red onion, finely diced
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Start by cooking macaroni according to package instructions, then drain and rinse with cold water.
  • Then take a large bowl and whisk together vegan mayonnaise, mustard, apple cider vinegar, and agave syrup.
  • Add the cooked macaroni, bell peppers, carrot, celery, and red onion to the bowl.
  • Toss everything to combine, making sure the pasta is well coated with the dressing.
  • Finally, season with salt and pepper to taste, then cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight.
  • Serve chilled and enjoy!

Serving Suggestions for Vegan Macaroni Salad


Picnic Basket: Serve the Vegan Macaroni Salad in small mason jars with lids, perfect for a picnic. Pair with vegan sandwiches, fresh fruits, and lemonade for a complete outdoor meal.

BBQ Party: This salad makes an excellent side dish for a vegan barbecue party. Serve alongside grilled vegetable skewers, vegan burgers, and corn on the cob.

Lunch Meal Prep: Divide the salad into meal prep containers along with some steamed green beans or roasted asparagus for a satisfying and nutritious lunch.

Beach Day: Pack the Vegan Macaroni Salad in a cooler with some refreshing beverages for a day at the beach. It pairs well with chilled vegan wraps and watermelon slices.

Dinner Side Dish: Serve this salad as a side dish with grilled tofu steaks or a creamy vegan mushroom risotto for a wholesome dinner.

With Vegan Protein: Top the salad with some cooked chickpeas, lentils, or sesame ginger tofu for added protein, turning it into a main meal.

Kids’ Lunchbox: Add a serving of Vegan Macaroni Salad to your child’s lunchbox along with some carrot sticks, apple slices, and a vegan cookie for a balanced and tasty lunch.

Holiday Spread: Include Vegan Macaroni Salad as part of a holiday buffet spread, alongside other vegan favorites like stuffed mushrooms, roasted Brussels sprouts, and vegan meatloaf.

Health-conscious Meal: Serve it with a side of mixed greens and avocado slices for those who prefer a low-calorie and nutrient-dense meal.

Office Lunch: Pack it in a reusable container with some whole-grain crackers or pita bread for a quick and satisfying office lunch.


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