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Gluten Free Lemon Artichoke Spaghetti Pasta Salad- A simple, healthy, vegan friendly pasta salad with creamy, roasted artichokes, bright fresh basil, garlic and lemon vinaigrette! Big flavors, so easy and great for Spring or Potlucks! | #Foodfaithfitness | #Vegan #Glutenfree #Healthy #Pastasalad #Dairyfree

Vegan Gluten Free Pasta Salad

A simple, healthy, vegan gluten free pasta salad with creamy, roasted artichokes, bright fresh basil, garlic and Parmesan cheese. Big flavors and SO easy!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings 6 People, as a side
Calories 245kcal
Author Taylor


For the artichokes:

  • 3 Whole artichokes *
  • 6 cloves Garlic, peeled
  • 3 Tbsp Olive Oil

For the salad:

For the vinaigrette:

  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • Juice of one large lemon
  • Pinch of salt/pepper


  • To roast the artichoke:
  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees
  • Cut off the top third and the bottom stem, right at the base, of each artichoke, so that they sit up straight.
  • Place each artichoke on a large square of heavy duty tinfoil (or double layer of regular tinfoil) and stuff 2 garlic cloves into the top of each.
  • Slightly spread the leaves apart with your fingers and drizzle each artichoke with olive oil, about 1 Tbsp or so.
  • Wrap the tinfoil up tightly around each artichoke and place on a baking tray and into the oven until nice and soft, about 1 hour and 15 minutes. It could be slightly less and could be slightly more.
  • Once the artichokes are roasted, let them cool until you can handle them.
  • Pull each leaf off the artichokes(you can scrape off all the meat with your teeth if you like!) until you get to the base. Pop the bottom part off, which will reveal some furry looking stuff. Once you scrape that off, you have the artichoke heart!
  • Repeat with remaining artichokes and thinly slice the hearts, and set aside. *^
  • Bring a large potof salted water to a boil, and cook the pasta until al dente, about 8-9 minutes.
  • While the pasta cooks, heat your oven to 400 degrees and toast the pine nuts until golden brown, about 5-7 minutes.
  • Heat the 1 tsp olive oil in a small pan on medium/high heat and sauté the garlic until just golden brown, about 1-2 minutes.
  • In a large bowl, toss together the cooked pasta, pine nuts, sauteed garlic, halved cherry tomatoes and sliced basil.
  • Combine the olive oil, fresh lemon juice, salt and pepper and pour over the salad, tossing until evenly coated.
  • Garnish with fresh, grated Parmesan cheese, if desired


*if you don't want to roast them yourself, use 1 cup of chopped canned artichokes marinated in olive oil.
** If you want a good visual on how to roast, and peel, an artichoke check out this tutorial from Pinch My Salt


Calories: 245kcal | Carbohydrates: 34.6g | Protein: 4.7g | Fat: 10.3g | Saturated Fat: 1.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5.2g | Sodium: 195mg | Potassium: 34.3mg | Fiber: 3.4g | Sugar: 1.7g | Vitamin A: 415IU | Vitamin C: 8.3mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 0.4mg