This vegan BLT macaroni salad puts a new spin on creamy pasta salad. It’s also a way to enjoy crispy tempeh bacon, sweet cherry tomatoes, and crunchy romaine lettuce. Cashews are used to make a homemade vegan dressing, which you can replace with store-bought mayonnaise.
This recipe is inspired by two of my favourite things: the BLT sandwich and a bowl full of creamy pasta.
Two of my favourite, quick summer lunches. And, since we have only a day left before the fall equinox arrives, it’s a good time to be celebrating them in the form of a recipe mashup: creamy vegan BLT pasta salad.
This recipe uses two of my favorite vegan basics, baked crispy tempeh and cashew-based vegan mayo.
You can also use the store-bought version of these items. The recipe is meant to feel easy breezy—a dish that you can whip up quickly and enjoy on the spot, perhaps with a friend or two.
What is BLT Pasta Salad?
A BLT pasta salad is pretty much just what it sounds like: pasta salad that’s made with bacon—in this case, vegan bacon—lettuce, and tomatoes.
This pasta salad is similar to many other recipes. It features a…