Vegetarian pasta salad

Yummy Vegetarian pasta salad Recipe

Tofu is the secret ingredients in this creamy basil and garlic mayonnaise.
Vegetarian pasta salad
Prep Time : 0:20 | Cook Time : 0:20 | Total Time : 0:40 | Serving : 4 person.


  • 350g spiral pasta

  • 1 large corn cob, husk and silk removed

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil

  • 250g fresh peas, shelled

  • 1 x 250g punnet cherry tomatoes, halved

  • 160g drained fire-roasted marinated red pepper strips (Always Fresh brand)

  • 2 celery sticks, trimmed, thinly sliced diagonally

  • 1/3 cup firmly packed torn fresh basil leaves, to serve

  • Freshly ground black pepper, to serve

Basil & garlic mayonnaise

  • 6 large unpeeled garlic cloves

  • 1/4 cup firmly packed fresh basil leaves

  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar

  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

  • 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon water

  • 1 x 300g packet silken firm tofu (Joyce brand), coarsely chopped

  • Salt & freshly ground black pepper


  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 180°C. Cook pasta in a large saucepan of salted boiling water following packet directions until al dente. Drain and refresh under cold running water. Drain well. Place in a large bowl.

  • Step 2

    Meanwhile, to make the basil & garlic mayonnaise, make a small cut in each garlic clove and place on a baking tray. Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes or until tender. Remove from oven and set aside for 2-3 minutes to cool. Peel garlic and place in the bowl of a food processor. Add the basil, vinegar, mustard, oil and water, and process until smooth. Gradually add the tofu, processing well after each addition, until combined. Season with salt and pepper.

  • Step 3

    Use a small sharp knife to cut down the length of the corn cob, close to the core, to remove the kernels. Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the corn and peas and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until tender. Set aside for 10 minutes to cool.

  • Step 4

    Add corn mixture to pasta, along with tomato, pepper strips, celery and basil. Add mayonnaise and toss to combine. Spoon among serving bowls and season with pepper. Serve immediately.

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