Roasted Garlic and Tomato Spirals

August 18, 2022

Ingredients

  • 1 package Chickpea Spirals
  • 1 Tablespoon salt, for cooking pasta
  • 2 pounds vine-ripened tomatoes, plum tomatoes are ideal
  • 4 large cloves of garlic, minced
  • ½ cup fresh parsley, chopped finely
  • ½ cup avocado oil
  • 1 teaspoon standard salt, for roasting tomatoes
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 – 4 Tablespoons vegan/gluten-free parmesan (optional)
  • Finishing salt to taste

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  2. Wash the tomatoes and cut them in half lengthwise.
  3. Remove and discard all seeds and liquid from the tomatoes.
  4. Place the tomato halves in a roasting pan cut side up, in a single layer.
  5. Top the tomatoes with an even sprinkling of avocado oil, garlic, parsley, standard salt, and pepper.
  6. Bake the tomatoes in the middle of the oven until very soft, approximately 1 hour.
  7. Meanwhile, with 10 minutes left on the tomatoes, prepare Chickapea spirals to package specifications by heating 16 cups of water in a large pot over high heat until boiling. Add pasta and 1 Tablespoon of salt to the water. Decrease heat to maintain a gentle boil. Stir and cook pasta for 7 minutes.
  8. Drain pasta and rinse with warm water.
  9. When the tomatoes are cooked, immediately transfer drained pasta into the roasting pan.
  10. Mix the contents of the roasting pan well.
  11. Transfer the pasta and tomato mixture to serving plates. If desired, top with vegan/gluten-free parmesan and finishing salt.
  12. Enjoy!
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