Chill Chasing Matchstick Vegetable Pasta Salad #SundaySupper

matchstick pasta salad

Chill Chasing Matchstick Vegetable Pasta Salad

For this #SundaySupper event we want to see your favorite Winter Salads! Winter Salads can be crunchy, sweet, and savory with fresh greens and tossed with seasonal fruits and vegetables, or maybe you prefer a comforting root vegetable salad or a salad made with rice or beans. The possibilities are endless! What is your favorite winter salad?

I don’t normally think of salad when the temperature is single digits. Chill Chasing Matchstick Vegetable Pasta Salad lights a fire under your tastebuds! Slender “Matchstick” cut broccoli, carrots, cauliflower and red bell pepper ignite carb packed ditalini.

Together these foods get your internal furnace cranked. Carbohydrates are your body’s main source of fuel. Have you ever felt warmer after eating a big plate of spaghetti? Balanced with vegetables, this salad won’t pack on the fat. Remember everything in moderation. 😉

Chill Chasing Matchstick Vegetable Pasta Salad

matchstick pasta bowl

Chill Chasing Matchstick Vegetable Pasta Salad


  • 2 cups cooked ditalini or similar pasta
  • 1 cup thinly sliced mixed vegetables (broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, red peppers)
  • 1 tablespoon minced chives
  • 1 teaspoon dried chili pepper flakes
  • dressing
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons apple juice or apple juice concentrate
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Toss together cooked pasta, vegetables and chives.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together dressing ingredients. Pour over pasta and vegetables. Stir to coat.
  • Refrigerate at least one hour to blend flavors.
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This Winter Salads event is being hosted by Sue Slusser Lau of A Palatable Pastime Thank you, Sue!!

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38 Responses to Chill Chasing Matchstick Vegetable Pasta Salad #SundaySupper

  1. What a great sounding salad! Bring on the spice!
    Renee@Renee’s Kitchen Adventures recently posted..Blood Orange, Beet, and Apple Salad with Goat Cheese and Citrus Honey Vinaigrette #SundaySupperMy Profile

  2. Stacy says:

    Looks tasty, Cindy! I am not a huge fan of mayo-based pasta salads so your vinaigrette sounds perfect, especially with the chili flakes.
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  8. Deanna says:

    Now we are talking! Love pasta salad!!!
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  11. I love a good pasta salad, but they are so hard to perfect at home. I can’t wait to try your recipe.
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  12. Yummy! I am impressed with the matchstick veggies!

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  16. Liz says:

    Love your veggie packed pasta salad, Cindy! YUM!

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  18. cheri says:

    Hi Cindy, love this salad, the dressing sounds perfect, also the name is really cute too!

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  22. Love pasta salads.
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  24. Looks tasty – a winter pasta salad is a great idea!

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  26. Monica says:

    I have to try this. Pasta salads dressed in a vinaigrette are the bomb & I’m loving your version.

  27. Barrie says:

    Great salad to make-ahead for a get-together!

  28. Sue Lau says:

    Love a good pasta salad every now and then, and this looks yummy!
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