Roasted Cauliflower Pasta Salad (Gluten, dairy, egg, soy, peanut & tree nut free; top 8 free; vegan)
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Serves: 6 servings
Colorful veggies, plus gluten-free pasta make a healthy summer pasta. With vinegar, bursts of sun-dried tomatoes and basil this is zesty! This light dinner is also vegan by using roasted cauliflower in place of the typical chicken. Gluten, dairy, egg, soy, peanut and tree nut free; vegan, top eight free too!
  • 1 can of black olives, drained and cut in half
  • 1 can of Napoleon Artichokes Quartered & Marinated Hearts, cut + ¼ cup of the liquid
  • 1 jar of California Sun Dried Tomatoes Julienne Cut with Herbs, cut + ¼ cup of the liquid
  • One bunch of fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 roma tomato, diced
  • 1 Cauliflower
  • Oil (olive or bacon grease if not doing vegan)
  • Salt
  • 8 oz gluten-free pasta of choice
  1. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Wash and cut up your cauliflower into bite-sized florets. Place the cauliflower on a cookie sheet and drizzle with oil of your choice and toss a generous amount of salt on top. Move the cauliflower around to make sure it's evenly coated in the oil. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges are browned and it's as soft as you prefer.
  3. While the cauliflower roasts make the pasta according to the package directions. Be sure to have plenty of water so you don't crowd the pasta and that you heavily salt the water to season the pasta. Once it's done, drain it and rinse it with cold water. Set it aside.
  4. Chop your olives, artichokes, sun dried tomatoes, basil and roma tomato to your liking.
  5. In a large bowl, put your cauliflower, pasta, olives, artichokes, sun dried tomatoes, roma tomato, basil and ¼ cup of the liquid from each of the jars.
  6. Adjust S&P to your liking. Serve room temperature or cold to your liking. When not serving, keep refrigerated. Leftovers stay good for two days.
By all means, you don't have to do the two types of tomatoes, but to me--sun dried and regular are two different animals. If you only do one--be sure to do the sun dried tomatoes.
Recipe by Allergy Awesomeness at