Creamy Tahini Greek Pasta Salad

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This Creamy Tahini Greek Pasta Salad is so easy to make and perfect for lunch!  It's vegan, gluten free and full of delicious vegetables and creamy pasta!

The mornings are starting to get a little cooler around here and I think I even feel a crispness in the air.  That doesn’t mean that I’m done with summer produce though!  I’m still eating all the cherry tomatoes and cold pasta salads that I can get my hands on.

This particular pasta salad combines a few of my favorites: Greek flavors, tahini and pasta!

This Creamy Tahini Greek Pasta Salad is so easy to make and perfect for lunch!  It's vegan, gluten free and full of delicious vegetables and creamy pasta!

Most creamy pasta salads are mayo based so I wanted to change it up a little and make one that was dairy free.  I do like vegan mayo, but for some reason mayo and pasta just don’t mix for me.  So, I decided to throw some tahini in and it tastes delicious.  It gives the salad a nice nutty flavor while also making it really creamy! 

I hope you all are enjoying the last few weeks of summer and looking forward to fall!

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Creamy Tahini Greek Pasta Salad


  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 12 mins
  • Total Time: 22 minutes
  • Yield: 6
  • Category: Lunch, Gluten Free, Vegan

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces pasta, I used gluten free brown rice pasta
  • 1 (15 ounce) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed (optional, but good for some extra protein)
  • 1 small red pepper, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1 1/2 cup chopped cucumber, I used a hothouse cucumber
  • 1/2 cup kalamata olives, cut in half
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 2 tablespoons chopped dill
  • Red pepper flakes, to taste

Creamy Tahini Sauce:

  • 1/3 cup tahini
  • 1/3 cup water
  • Juice of one lemon, about 4 tablespoons
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Heat a large pot of water over medium heat and cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. Add all the dressing ingredients to a large bowl and whisk until combined. Drain the pasta and add it to the bowl along with all the vegetables. Mix well and season with salt, to taste, if desired.
  3. Pasta can be served immediately or chilled.

 

This Creamy Tahini Greek Pasta Salad is so easy to make and perfect for lunch!  It's vegan, gluten free and full of delicious vegetables and creamy pasta!

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  1. says

    I’m glad it’s cooling down for you in AZ! It’s been cooler here too and I’m definitely not complaining. But I’m also not ready to give up on summer produce. This pasta salad looks like a delicious way to savor it. I love the idea to use tahini to make it creamy. Looks so good!

    • She Likes Food says

      Did you taste the sauce before you added all the noodles and veggies to it? That might have helped :) Some tahini brands are more bitter than others.

  2. Lisa says

    My whole family loved this pasta salad! I wasn’t sure if they were going to like the tahini sauce so I put it on the side. My four year old kept asking for more sauce! I will definitely be making this again! Thanks!😊

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