Gluten-Free, Vegan Christmas Pesto Pasta Salad
Recipe type: Appetizer
Gluten-free, Vegan Christmas Pesto Pasta Salad is a festive, holiday-themed dish that's perfect for any last minute for a holiday parties, but certainly can also be eaten all year long.
  • 2 cups arugula
  • ¼ cup flavored almonds (I used Blue Diamond Gourmet Garlic, Herb & Olive Oil)
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup nutritional yeast
  • Pinch Himalayan sea salt
  • 1 box TresOmega Nutrition gluten-free, organic fusilli pasta, cooked according to package directions
  • 1 8 oz. jar roasted red peppers, sliced
  • 1 8 oz. package fresh peas, boiled on the stove or microwaved
  1. Add the arugula, almonds, extra virgin olive oil, nutritional yeast and Himalayan sea salt to a food processor and blend until well combined.
  2. Feel free to play around with the amounts of each ingredient until the pesto has reached your desired taste and consistency.
  3. In a large bowl, add the cooked pasta and peas, and sliced roasted red peppers and mix well.
  4. Fold in the pesto until all ingredients are incorporated.
  5. Keep in the refrigerator for at least two hours.
  6. Serve chilled.
Recipe by Take A Bite Out of Boca at