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Pesto Pasta Salad

In Main Courses, pasta, vegan on March 19, 2010 at 12:21 pm

Pasta salads remind me of summer!  And it seems that summer might be coming sooner than we think this year! 🙂


1 cup cooked rice pasta, al dente

1/2 cup roasted zucchini squash (20-25 min with EVOO, s+p at 425F)

1/4 cup grape tomatoes (you can also roast these if you’d like, they take less time than the zucchini though)

1 (generous) tbsp pesto

1/4 cup cubed cheese (I used Okanagan’s Soy Jalapeno)

salt and pepper to taste

Optional ingredients: artichoke hearts, parmesan cheese sprinkled on top

Mix all ingredients together.  Enjoy!


Vegan Pasta Casserole

In Main Courses, pasta on March 9, 2010 at 8:22 pm


1.5-2 cups homemade (or purchased) pasta sauce (I prefer home-made if time permits because I can throw all sorts of healthy things in it!)

1 cup soy ground (I used PC brand)

2 cups rotini rice pasta

3 tbsp pesto

2 tbsp vegan parmesan

1/3 cup soy mozzerella (my favourite brand is Okanagan’s:

Boil pasta.  Drain, place in 8×8 casserole and mix with pasta sauce, soy ground, pesto, and parmesan.  Season with salt and pepper if you wish.  Top with soy mozzerella and bake at 375 for 35 minutes.  Enjoy!