Jalapeno Tahini Vegan Pasta Salad is a flavorful yet satisfying meal for any time of the week as well as for any time of the day. It’s loaded with the hot flavor of jalapeno along with creamy tahini and tossed in with lots of fiber and some carbohydrate. Aha! It’s a complete meal in just one plate. What more can you ask for?? Well, we have been gorging over this beautiful and delectable Jalapeno Tahini Vegan Pasta Salad for a while now.
This pasta salad has become quite popular among my relatives and it’s very much in demand. I personally enjoy this salad after a heavy workout. It’s filling and yet nourishing. At the same time it’s extremely easy to make. All you have to do is simply blend the dressing and toss in the salad. This salad serves perfectly well for dinner also when you are in a hurry or short of time.
For the dressing I used vegan almond based yogurt as the main ingredient. I used yogurt to give it a mild tangy effect along with being extra creamy. Coming back to this salad recipe, I blended store bought tahini along with some herbs and seasonings and yogurt. I must say the dressing smelled delicious and it was seriously hard to resist. So while I prepared the rest of the salad ingredients I could not stop myself from licking the dressing until half of it was finished. OOPS!!!! I loved it so much. Later, my family decided to lick the rest half of the dressing. Hence, I had to blend it again to capture some awesome pictures to share with you all.
Jalapeno tahini dressing is extremely versatile that if any leftovers just store it in the refrigerator in a glass container. Later, you may use it as a dip or as a spread over sandwiches. 🙂 For this recipe, I used whole grain fusilli pasta that was made of quinoa and sorghum. This way I included healthy carbohydrate to our diet. However, you may use any pasta of your choice.
I would like to share few important tricks to make this salad further delightful. The first important step to note is to make sure you blanch broccoli florets very well so that there isn’t any raw taste. Secondly, it is advisable that you slice / julienne the carrots fresh instead of buying julienned carrot pack. Why? The freshness of vegetables enhances the taste of this salad ten times more. Lastly, don’t forget to add thinly sliced red bell pepper to add to the sweet crunch to this salad. Also, when you use sweet corns for this salad do not buy the creamy style. Please make sure to buy regular canned sweet corn.
Once you get the right ingredients for this Jalapeno Tahini Vegan Pasta Salad you will immediately love it. I guarantee that you are gonna make it innumerable times and devour it the same way like we do it in my home 🙂