Gluten-free Vegan Veggie Pasta

Gluten Free Vegan PastaI am attempting to go gluten-free which is frightening for me because I love bread & pasta more than any normal human being should. Luckily I made a happy little discovery last night: quinoa pasta! I had tried brown rice pasta in the past and I was not impressed, so I was skeptical about this one. Upon taking my first bite my lips spread into a huge smile – if I can do pasta like this, going GF shouldn’t be that difficult at all!

Here’s a fairly simple little dish I whipped up using the quinoa pasta that is completely vegan & gluten free.

What you will need:
1 8oz package quinoa linguine (or whatever your favorite GF pasta is)
1/4c raw pine nuts
2TBS olive oil, separated
1/2 red onion, chopped
1/2c mushrooms, chopped
5-6 asparagus stalked, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/3c sliced black olives
Juice from 1/2 lemon
Balsamic, sea salt & pepper to taste

1. Bring 4 quarts of water to boil in a large stock pot. Cook pasta according to package directions.

2. While waiting for the water to boil, dry roast the pine nuts in a large skillet over high heat for 1-3 minutes until they just start to brown. Remove from skillet and set aside.

3. In same skillet, heat 1 TBS olive oil over medium heat (you can use veggie broth here instead if you are trying to cut back on oil). Saute onion, asparagus, mushrooms & garlic until veggies are tender, about 8-10 minutes.

4. When pasta is cooked, drain & rinse then return to the stock pot. Add in cooked veggies, 1 TBS olive oil, olives & lemon juice and toss until everything is mixed together. Drizzle in balsamic, salt & pepper to taste. Garnish with pine nuts.

4 thoughts on “Gluten-free Vegan Veggie Pasta

  1. Adi.

    I would be afraid too, but it always feels so great when you find a good alternative. 🙂

    I’ll have to look for it at the grocery store and try some for myself!

    1. Kylie Bennett Post author

      Let me know what you think! I found it at Sprouts and I believe Whole Foods carries it too. I used the Ancient Harvest brand.

  2. Pili

    Ooooh, I had no idea there was quinoa pasta! Will have to look for it! So far I’ve found corn spaghetti that are pretty nice and rice penne, but I’m hoping to find more varieties soon!

    1. Kylie Bennett Post author

      Corn spaghetti sounds interesting! Let me know if you can’t find quinoa pasta there and I’ll send you a box 🙂


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