Gorgeous Vegan Pasta Salad packed with fresh broccoli, zucchini and peppers, tossed in a Creamy Nut Butter or Tahini Sauce. This easy vegetarian pasta salad is perfect for a meal prep lunch or summer potluck.
I’d been trying to find a savory pasta recipe that uses nut butter for a bit now, but pretty much everything that showed up was either a cashew-based hot pasta or an Asian inspired recipe with Peanut Butter.
But since it’s summer right now, I really wanted a cold pasta salad.
Gave up after like 30 minutes of Googling, played around with some ingredients and just created my own dressing. The key? Nut Butter!
I used a cashew-macadamia blend, a simple cashew or macadamia nut butter (or even tahini) will do, stirred it with some yogurt, lemon juice, jalapeno and some seasonings, and the wonder pasta sauce came to be!
Creamy, nutty and just so delicious! I borderline just wanted to eat the dressing by itself instead of tossing it with the actual pasta and vegetables!