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Mary Jane's Pasta Salad

Author: Mary Jane via Kelly the Kitchen Kop


  • 3/4 cup raw apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce or tamari
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup palm or coconut sugar this is cut back from original recipe which called for 3/4 cup
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh herbs: fresh or dried parsley and/or cilantro
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon pepper more if desired
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1-2 teaspoons garlic powder I like a lot
  • 1 pound pasta cooked -- I use mostly einkorn pasta now for the fam, and I make mine without pasta, it's still so good!
  • 1-2 chopped peppers I like using all different colors. it makes it tasty and pretty!
  • 1/2 chopped sweet onion or handful chopped green onion
  • 1-2 tomatoes diced
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • More options, as much as you'd like: cucumbers, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, celery chopped


  • Mix together vinegar, oils, soy sauce, sugar, herbs, pepper, garlic powder and salt and chill while you boil the pasta and do the chopping of all your veggies.  Once the pasta is done, drain and allow to cool a bit.  Then in a large bowl, or the pot you just boiled the pasta in, add your pasta and the dressing you've had in the fridge, your chopped veggies and cheese and toss well to make sure all the pasta and veggies get coated with dressing.  Serve cold.  (This makes a delicious meal if you add some leftover cooked chicken to it).