Sun-Dried Tomato and Artichoke Penne

Here's a savory lunch lover’s dream for on-the-go eating. This recipe combines the delicious taste of garlic with the creaminess of avocado and artichokes all over a healthy bed of Chickapea noodles. The dressing couldn’t be easier with only requires a few simple steps to prepare and capers add the perfect touch of salt to really make all the flavors pop. This meal is gluten-free, nut-free, soy-free and vegan.

 

Sun-Dried Tomato and Artichoke Penne

  • Prep Time:  20 minutes
  • Cook Time 7 minutes
  • Total Time:  27 minutes
  • Course: Lunch
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Servings:  2

Ingredients:

  • 1 Package Chickapea Penne
  • 1 Tbsp salt
  • ¼ cup sun-dried tomatoes, sliced, packed in oil but drained
  • ¼ cup marinated artichokes, sliced
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1 Tbsp red onion, minced
  • 1 Tbsp green onion, diced

Dressing Ingredients:

  • 3 Tbsp plain tahini
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1tsp prepared yellow mustard
  • 1lemon, juice of
  • 3 tsp capers, minced
  • 3-4 cloves fresh garlic, minced
  • Pinch of pepper
  • Pinch of sea salt

Dressing Instructions:

  1. In a resealable jar mix all dressing ingredients.
  2. Shake well, seal and store in the fridge until ready to use.

Instructions:

  1. Prepare Chickapea penne to package specifications, (heat 16 cups of water in a large pot over high heat until boiling. Add pasta and 1 Tbsp of salt to the water, decrease heat to maintain a gentle boil. Stir and cook pasta for 7 minutes).
  2. Drain pasta and rinse with cool water.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix pasta with sun-dried tomatoes, artichokes, avocado, red onion and green onion.
  4. Remove the jar of dressing from the fridge.
  5. Shake dressing and pour desired amount over the pasta mixture.
  6. Combine well and serve at room temperature.
  7. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes:

  • Capers are an essential ingredient in the dressing and cannot be substituted.
  • The dressing can be made in advance and stored in the refrigerator for a few days prior to serving.
  • Optional: serve the entire recipe over a bed of fresh lettuce to incorporate more greens into your day.
  • This recipe can be doubled with good success.