Sunday, September 1, 2013

Happy Vegan MOFO Gluten Free Warm Roasted Tomato & Spinach Pasta Salad

Beautifully composed warm pasta salad.
It's officially Vegan Mofo and I'm more than ready to post post post! It's been quite a hectic week, with the move and late night studio drawing life, but I'm more than prepared to be a recipe writing machine!  Vegan Mofo is all about being dedicated to blogging about 20+ vegan friendly recipes in an entire month. Check out the awesome categories- AfroVeganChick is listed in Comfort Food! Speaking of which there are daily themes and tomorrow happens to be Macaroni & Cheese related. Hmmmm....
September kicks off with this incredibly delicious pasta salad. Tinkyada's Gluten Free Brown Rice Spirals (an A+ for texture and fluffiness) is a proper base easily taking the combining flavors of spinach and sweet homemade juicy roasted tomatoes to unimaginable heights. Definitely a winner when it comes to pasta salads thanks to nutritional yeast and olive oil adding creamy richness and meaty walnuts offering a delightful crunch.
Mmmmmhmmmmm! Happy mofo, my friends!

Vegan Gluten Free Warm Roasted Tomato & Spinach Pasta Salad Ingredients and Preparation

These spirals were light, fluffy, & so not "mushy!"
2 cup Tinkyada's Gluten Free Rotini
1 cup spinach
1 1/2 cup roasted tomatoes
1/3 cup nutritional yeast
2 tablespoon olive oil
2 teaspoon Italian seasonings
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon coriander
1/2 cup walnuts

Prepare pasta according to direction.
Add spinach within six minutes of pasta's end cooking time.
Stir in roasted tomatoes, nutritional yeast, olive oil, Italian seasonings, salt, cumin, black pepper, and coriander.
Top with walnuts and serve warm.

Toast walnuts for an incredible flavor.
Rich yumminess.


  1. Gah! That sounds so good to me right now!

    1. Thank you! It's definitely one heck of a decadent salad. :D

  2. This sounds delicious! Gonna have to bookmark it for later use with all my garden fresh tomatoes. (Verified hoarder of tomato recipes over here.)

    1. Hi Kelly! Oh how envious I am that you grow your own tomatoes! Heehee. :)

  3. yum!!! I really love those brown rice noodles, even though I'm not gluten free! I think their flavor and texture are both perfect! What a great looking dish.

    1. I'm not gluten free either Amey, but these noodles are delicious! Thank you! :)

  4. Happy MoFo! This dish looks so comforting which is something I don't usually associate with gluten free dishes.

    1. Thank you so much Ketty and Happy Mofo to you as well! It is in fact one of my first gluten free pasta dishes and there was a certain comfort found in the creaminess. Will definitely make this again!

  5. That is one great pasta! and it all sounds sooo good.

  6. That is one great pasta! and it all sounds sooo good.