Fody's Plant-Based Southwest Pasta Salad


Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Makes 6 servings

Description of Fody's Southwest Pasta Salad

With Fody’s Medium Salsa, this pasta salad will be the star of the show (and easy to digest – Talk about a win, win)! The salad is filled with colorful goods and has a super simple and flavorful dressing made with salsa. I can’t get enough! We use gluten free pasta and bloat-free ingredients here to support anyone with and without a sensitive stomach.

Fody's Southwest Pasta Salad Ingredients:

  • ½ lb. gluten-free pasta
  • ½ cup frozen corn
  • ½ cup thinly sliced cucumber
  • 3 tbsp chopped black olives
  • ¼ cup halved cherry or grape tomatoes
  • ¼ cup crumbled vegan feta (such as Follow Your Heart brand)
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
  • 1-2 tbsp finely chopped fresh cilantro or fresh parsley, to taste
  • ¼ cup plant-based sour cream (such as Good Karma brand)
  • ½ cup + 2 tbsp Fody's Medium Salsa
  • ¼ tsp ground cumin
  • ¼ tsp smoked paprika
  • Juice of ¼ to ½ lime, to taste

        Directions for Fody's Southwest Pasta Salad

        Cook the pasta according to package directions, salting the water with 2 tbsp kosher salt when adding in the pasta. During the last two minutes of pasta cooking, add the corn to the pot. Drain pasta/corn and rinse with cool water. Drain well and transfer to a large mixing bowl.

        Meanwhile, prepare dressing for your vegan pasta salad. Add all Dressing ingredients to a bowl and stir well to combine. Add dressing, cucumber, olives, tomatoes, feta, bell pepper and cilantro/parsley to the large mixing bowl. Serve and top your homemade pasta salad with extra chopped cilantro/parsley if desired.

        About the Chef


        Janet Gronnow

        Janet Gronnow is the recipe creator and food photographer behind the popular blog Munch Meals by Janet and the @janetsmunchmeals Instagram account. Janet shares approachable, delicious meals for foodies and families, focusing on simple ingredients and preparations that pack big flavor.

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