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Gluten Free Vegan Broccoli Pasta Salad with Roasted Squash & Walnuts

By: Bella Bucchiotti
This is my favourite gluten free vegan pasta salad recipe. I love the dressing on this vegetable pasta salad. I wanted to make a roasted squash salad, because I am a squash lover.Try this broccoli pasta salad with roasted squash & walnuts to see what I mean!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6

Ingredients 

  • 1 Cup pasta , gluten free
  • 1 Cup broccoli , florets
  • 1 Cup cherry tomatoes
  • 3/4 Cup butternut squash
  • 1 Bag spinach
  • 3/4 Cup walnuts, roasted
  • 1/2 Cup Parmesan , optional or use vegan like I did

Dressing

  • 2 Cloves garlic
  • 1/2 Cup lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp. honey
  • 1/2 Cup  olive oil
  • 2 Tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 2 Pinch basil, dried

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 375° degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil, coated with olive oil.
  • Cut the butternut squash into cubes about ½ inch wide. Put them in a bowl and add a pinch of salt, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, ground black pepper and dried basil. Toss to coat. Roast the squash for about 15 to 20 minutes until tender.
  • Cut the broccoli into florets. Put them into boiling water. Set the timer for 4-5 minutes depending on the size of the florets. Drain
  • Use a dry skillet to toast walnuts. Don’t add any oil. Toast them until they become slightly darker in color and more fragrant, constantly stirring with a spatula. Don’t leave hem on the stove too long, they can easily burn
  • The butternut squash is almost ready. Let’s cook pasta following the instructions on the package. It must be cooked until al dente.
  • Whisk lemon juice, honey, Dijon mustard,olive oil with garlic and spices in a bowl.
  • In a larger bowl, put the hot pasta. Add the butternut squash, roasted walnuts, cherry tomatoes, broccoli and spinach. Mix it well. Top with the dressing and some vegan parm.

Nutrition

Calories: 340kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Monounsaturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 413mg | Potassium: 665mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 6779IU | Vitamin C: 47mg | Calcium: 188mg | Iron: 3mg
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