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Thai Curry Pasta Salad [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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The ingredients list is long, but this recipe requires hardly any effort to make and it's even easier to eat. Whole grain pasta is tossed with crisp, fresh vegetables and a creamy Thai curry-inspired dressing. Save the leftover dressing for your weekly lunches — you'll want it.

Thai Curry Pasta Salad [Vegan, Gluten-Free]



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For the Dressing:

  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup raw cashews
  • 2 basil leaves
  • 1 tsp chopped garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon mustard powder
  • 1/2 cup dry coconut flakes
  • 1 teaspoon white sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice

For the Salad:

  • 2 cups shredded red cabbage
  • 3 cups ancient grain pasta, boiled and drained
  • 1/2 cup chopped baby corn
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup chopped carrots
  • 1/2 cup shelled edamame


  1. Heat a saucepan and combine all the dressing ingredients, except salt and lime juice.
  2. Let it boil for 5-7 minutes, stirring frequently.
  3. When it slightly thickens and coconut flakes are visible on the surface, turn off the heat and let it cool completely.
  4. Once cooled, blend the dressing in a blender until smooth and creamy.
  5. Pour the dressing into a bowl and mix in salt and lime juice. Keep it aside.
  6. In a mixing bowl, combine all the salad ingredients and toss in the dressing. Serve.

Nutritional Information

595 calories
Fat: 24g
Carbs: 79g
Protein: 18g


The dressing recipe yields about 1 1/2 cups.





Healthy and meat-free Indian dishes for the entire family. I’m Gunjan Dudani, founder of Kiipfit, where I share some of my healthy recipes and health tips which can be incorporated into our daily lives. After losing about 65 pounds in a year’s time naturally and in my endeavor of setting a healthy lifestyle example to my daughter I learned the importance of being healthy, fit, and active and explored the great potential of healthy food ingredients and hence I started blogging to share my journey with you all.



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