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Big Mac Orzo Pasta Salad (Vegan Risoni Reipe)

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  • Author: Gregs Vegan Gourmet


This Orzo Pasta Salad transforms a savoury, vegan Big Mac burger into a flavourful pasta salad. Tender orzo pasta, juicy vegan beef, and classic burger toppings all tossed together with a creamy, tangy Vegan Big Mac Sauce. Skip the boring, predictable pasta salad this summer wow your guests with this nostalgic comfort classic instead. 


Pasta Salad

  • 1 1/2 cups orzo pasta uncooked
  • 1 package vegan ground beef
  • 1/2 diced white onion
  • 1/3 cup sweet relish
  • 2 cups shredded lettuce
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 1/2 cup vegan Big Mac sauce
  • 1/4 loaf sourdough bread (optional)
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds


  1. preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large pot, bring water to a boil and cook orzo according to package instructions before straining.
  3. Meanwhile, bring a medium skillet to heat and add vegan beef and onion. Cook until onions are translucent and beef is browned. Set aside to cool.
  4. (optionL) Add 2×2″ ripped chunks of sourdough bread to a parchment lined baking sheet. Toss in Italian seasoning and drizzle with olive oil before cooking in oven for 6-9 minutes or until crispy and slightly browned. Set aside to cool.
  5. While the croutons are toasting, add strained orzo pasta to a large serving bowl and mix with relish, vegan beef mixture, vegan cheese, shredded lettuce, and vegan Big Mac sauce mixture. Let fully cool in the fridge or serve immediately.
  6. When ready to serve, top the pasta salad with toasted croutons and sesame seeds.

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