Rainbow Pasta Salad

  in Recipes, Salads, Vegan

1/2 lb spiral rainbow pasta 
1/2 lb firm tofu, cubed
1/4 cup tamari or soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard 
1 cup shredded carrot
2 stalks celery, chopped 
1/2 medium red onion, finely chopped
1 red pepper, diced small 

1 cup Vegenaise 
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon dill weed
1 tablespoon umeboshi plum paste 

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions, until al dente. Drain and rinse under cold water.
  2. While pasta is cooking, whisk together the tamari and mustard. Spread tofu on a rimmed baking sheet and pour the tamari mixture over tofu; stir to coat well and bake at 350° for 15 minutes. Let cool. 
  3. Mix together the dressing ingredients in a large bowl. Add the chopped veggies, tofu cubes, and pasta. Toss to combine. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve. Serves 6.