Trader Joes dips and spreads are not just to put on a cracker- they make great pasta sauces too! Here are 8 easy vegan pasta salads made with 5 ingredients or less from Trader Joe’s. All 8 can be made gluten free with the gluten free pasta of your choice.
Summer is that time of year when I don’t like to be stuck in the kitchen. The weather is beautiful and it’s too hot to heat up the kitchen. My kids and I are always on the go to parks, playgrounds, and swimming pools. I need portable picnic foods nearly every day. Since we need to be gluten free, sandwiches are not the go to they used to be, so I have learned that pasta salads work great!
Summer is also that time of year when there is always a picnic, reunion, or potluck that requires you bring a dish to share. Being a gluten free, vegan family, that is always a source of stress for me. I need stuff that I can whip up quickly and easily, but that will look and taste like “normal” food as to not scare my omni family and friends.
Finding vegan and gluten free camping food can be a challenge as well. Most of these recipes call for shelf stable ingredients that work great for camping too! No need to fill up your cooler with lots of fancy ingredients that need to be washed, chopped, and cooked!
After eating lots of basic vegan pasta salad, I got sick of the same old thing, so I started to experiment with some of Trader Joes spreads and sauces. I was happily surprised with how delicious they were, and how well many of them worked as pasta sauces as well. I came up with these 8-super easy vegan pasta salad dishes you can make in minutes! Most you can just dump, stir and serve – They are literally that easy!
If you don’t have a Trader Joe’s near you, no worries! I recently discovered that you can find all of their ingredient on Amazon and have them delivered to your door!
These are my family’s 8 favorite vegan pasta salads:
*All of the pasta sauces are free of gluten, eggs, dairy, and shellfish ingredients, however, some of the dips and sauces state that they were made on shared equipment with these things, so if you have severe allergies, please check the labels yourself to be sure that they are safe for you.
*I have no affiliation to Trader Joe’s, these are just products that I can find easily and that work well for these pasta salads.
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