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Colorful Vegan & Gluten-Free Pasta Salad With Oven-Baked Veggies & Herbs


Colorful Vegan & Gluten-Free Pasta Salad With Oven-Baked Veggies & Herbs

This is one of my favorite quick meals I love to do when I have nothing else in mind but I still
want to eat something filling yet light. For some people, pasta is everything but light, but hey,
I’m a carb type of person–I digest them super well and if I don’t get carbs in a meal I end up
feeling hungry again within 30 minutes.

My boyfriend is half-Italian and his heritage inspires me every time. This pasta salad was
inspired by Italy but, of course, if you change some ingredients it can turn into a delightful
Turkish or any other nation inspired pasta salad. (I’m a pretty lazy cook, so that’s how I
operate with leftovers.) I just add some spices and different veggies and we have a whole new
dish, so we don’t get bored of eating the same food over and over again.

I hope you enjoy this simple but satisfying vegan, gluten-free pasta salad with baked vegges and herbs!

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Colorful Vegan & Gluten-Free Pasta Salad With Oven-Baked Veggies & Herbs


Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Total time: 25 minutes
Yield: 2 servings
  • 100g gluten-free penne
  • 1 zucchini, diced
  • 150g Brussels sprouts, halved
  • 150g champignons, sliced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • zest and juice of half a lemon
  • 10 pieces sliced cherry tomatoes
  • 15 pieces sliced black olives
  • salt, pepper, parsley, basil, oregano to taste


1. Prepare the penne following the instructions on the package.

2. Preheat the oven to 200°C/375°F, and place the zucchini, Brussels sprouts and
champignons on a baking sheet. Mix them well with 2 tbs olive oil, salt and pepper. Bake
them for about 15 minutes.

3. When the penne is done, rinse it under cold water and mix it in a pan with the remaining olive oil, lemon zest and juice, salt and pepper. Mix it with the cherry tomatoes, black olives, and the baked vegetables.

4. Season with parsley, basil and oregano to taste.

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Imola Tóth

Imola Tóth

Contributor at Peaceful Dumpling
Imola is a gluten-free vegetarian, 200h RYT yoga teacher, kickboxer, and runner. Check out her blog, follow her on Instagram @yogiraisedbythewolf.
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