Vegan Macaroni Salad


You don't have to be vegan to enjoy this vegan macaroni salad! The colorful array of veggies give it texture and flavor and help make it lighter than traditional pasta salads. It's perfect to bring along to your next picnic or potluck.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
4 cups


  • 1 ½ cups whole-wheat elbow macaroni (about 6 ounces)

  • 1 ½ cups frozen peas, thawed

  • 1 cup thinly sliced celery

  • ½ cup diced red bell pepper

  • cup thinly sliced scallions

  • ½ cup vegan mayonnaise

  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • ¾ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain; rinse with cold water and drain well. Transfer to a large bowl. Add peas, celery, bell pepper and scallions; toss gently to combine.

  2. Combine mayonnaise, lemon zest, lemon juice, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Add the dressing to the pasta mixture; gently stir until thoroughly combined. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.


To make ahead: Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

185 Calories
10g Fat
20g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Serving Size 1/2 cup
Calories 185
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 5g 9%
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Vitamin A 908IU 18%
Vitamin C 19mg 22%
Folate 37mcg 9%
Sodium 338mg 15%
Calcium 23mg 2%
Iron 1mg 7%
Magnesium 38mg 9%
Potassium 150mg 3%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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