Buffalo Pasta Salad

by Phoebe Green
buffalo pasta salad

When I find recipes that interest me, I love tweaking them to make them wonderfully yummy and easier. With four kids and a hubby, cooking can’t take all day. They have to be quick and enjoyable. I love to make large batches also so that we can eat on them several times. This buffalo pasta salad is perfect for that.

I saw this buffalo pasta salad recipe but knew it needed to be made easier but just as good. So I have not only done that but made it tastier!

What I’ve always liked about pasta salads is their creaminess. I’m not a fan when they’re dry, and it tastes like you’re eating a bowl of plain noodles with some other stuff. This pasta salad is perfection. It has a hummus-like cream sauce that goes all in a blender after a quick whirl is done.

buffalo pasta salad

Buffalo Pasta Salad

Phoebe Green
This buffalo pasta salad is a must-try. It is delectable and your family will surely savor it up to the last bite.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 370 kcal


  • 1 pack brown rice elbow noodles or whole wheat
  • ½ large head cauliflower about 2 cups
  • ½-¾ cup celery diced
  • ½-¾ cup carrots slivered
  • 1 ½ cups chickpeas drained
  • 1 medium lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 4 tablespoons hot sauce Frank’s Redhot Original Sauce
  • ¾ cup milk plant-based


  • Cook noodles according to directions. Make sure to make them on the al dente side so that they don’t fall apart when you mix. Cool under cold water when done.
  • While noodles are cooking, chop cauliflower and celery and add the carrots to a large bowl.
  • For the sauce, add chickpeas, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, garlic, onion powder, plant milk, and Frank’s red hot sauce to your blender. Blend until a smooth consistency.
  • When noodles are cool, add to veggies and dress with the buffalo sauce, carefully stirring not to break up the noodles. Cool in your fridge until ready to serve. Enjoy!


Calories: 370kcalCarbohydrates: 71gProtein: 18gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 464mgPotassium: 812mgFiber: 8gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 2845IUVitamin C: 66mgCalcium: 152mgIron: 5mg

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