Asian Pasta Salad (Gluten-Free, Vegan)

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5 from 5 reviews

The most delicious Asian Pasta Salad recipe that's gluten-free, vegan, and allergy-friendly! This super easy and flavor-packed cold pasta salad is loaded with bright and crisp fresh veggies and tossed with an amazing soy-free dressing that's the perfect balance of tangy, sweet, spicy, and umami! Perfect for a potluck or side dish to feed a crowd!


  • 12 oz Gluten-Free Rotini Pasta
  • 1 Cup Chopped Broccoli Florets
  • 1 Cup Matchstick Carrots
  • 1 Cup Sliced Snow Peas
  • 1 Cup Shredded Red Cabbage
  • 1 Cup Chopped Red Bell Pepper
  • 1 Cup Mandarin Slices (drained)
  • 1/2 Cup Chopped Scallions

For the Dressing:


  1. Boil the gluten-free pasta according to package directions, just to al dente.
  2. While the pasta is cooking, chop, slice, and drain the veggies and mandarins as needed.
  3. Drain and rinse the pasta under cold water to stop the cooking process before adding them to the chopped veggies in a large bowl.
  4. In a small bowl, mix together the dressing ingredients to combine before pouring over the pasta salad.
  5. Add sesame seeds if desired and toss everything together to combine.
  6. Let the pasta salad marinate and chill in the fridge, for at least 30 minutes (preferably overnight), before serving.
  7. Enjoy chilled, at room temperature.


  • Make the recipe sesame-free by using an allergy-safe oil like canola or sunflower. Leave out the sesame seeds as well.
  • Feel free to swap in or leave out any veggies you want or have access to.
  • You can store leftover pasta salad in the fridge for up to 5 days.


Keywords: Asian Pasta Salad, Asian Noodle Salad, Cold Asian Pasta Salad, Vegan Asian Pasta Salad, Gluten-Free Asian Pasta Salad