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Paleo Pasta Salad (Grain Free, Vegan)

  • Author: Katie
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: serves 4-6 1x


This healthy Paleo pasta salad is the perfect summer side dish.  Paleo, grain free, vegan and tossed in a lemon and olive oil dressing.




  • 1 box cooked cassava penne pasta (8oz)*
  • 1/2 cup chopped red pepper
  • 1/2 cup sliced cucumber (I used Persian cucumbers)
  • 1/3 cup sliced Kalamata olives
  • 1/4 cup chopped shallot (or red onion)
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh basil


  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp granulated garlic
  • 1/4 - 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • pepper to taste


  1. Combine all salad ingredients in a large mixing bowl.  This includes the cooked pasta, red pepper, cucumber, olives, shallot and basil.
  2. Make the dressing: combine all dressing ingredients in a small bowl.  Mix until well combined.
  3. Pour the dressing over the salad and mix until well coated.
  4. Serve immediately, or cover and store in the fridge.


*Any pasta will work.  Cassava pasta is the best Paleo option.  Cook the pasta according to the box instructions, rinse with cold water and drain before using.

Keywords: side dish, pasta salad, cassava pasta, grain free pasta, paleo sides, lunch ideas, paleo dinner, egg free, vegan, vegetarian, nut free, summer salad