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Salads taste better the next day! Who agrees? ⁣ ⁣ Well that definitely was the c…

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Salads taste better the next day! Who agrees? ⁣ ⁣ Well that definitely was the c…

Salads taste better the next day! 👅Who agrees? ⁣

Well that definitely was the case when it came to this ROAST PUMPKIN PINENUT PESTO PASTA SALAD! ✨⁣

So 2020 was a life-changing year for my boyfriend because he finally converted from a pesto-hater to pesto-lover! 🥳 He has been this and eating it for lunch on repeat! We used store-bought pesto sauce for convenience but you are totally welcome to make your own 😙 Take this as meal prep inspo if you want to change up your lunches! ⁣

Here is what we did:⁣

ROAST PUMPKIN PINENUT PESTO PASTA SALAD⁣

Serves: 4-6⁣

INGREDIENTS:⁣
✅1 jar (~200g) of your favourite vegan pesto ⁣
✅3 cups dry pasta of choice ⁣
✅2 cups pumpkin, chopped into cubes ⁣
✅2 cups cherry tomatoes⁣
✅2 large handfuls of spinach ⁣
✅1/2 cup pinenuts⁣
✅olive oil for roasting⁣
✅salt & pepper to taste⁣

METHOD: ⁣
1. Cook the pasta according to packet instructions, drain and set aside⁣
2. Whilst the pasta is cooking, preheat oven at 175 degrees C/ 350 degrees ⁣
3. Arrange the pumpkin on a lined baking tray. Drizzle with a bit of olive oil, salt & pepper. Bake for 15-20 minutes until tender ⁣
4. Cut the cherry tomatoes in half and arrange them on another baking tray. Drizzle with olive oil, salt & pepper. Add these into the oven about 5 minutes before the pumpkin is done roasting.⁣
5. In the meantime, toast up the pine nuts a pan on high heat for 2-3 minutes until golden⁣
6. In a large bowl, add in your pasta, spinach, roasted pumpkin, roasted tomatoes, toasted pine nuts and the jar of pesto sauce. Toss until the sauce covers the every piece of pasta! Season with salt & pepper to taste👌🏼⁣
*Storage tips: in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. The flavours get even better over night 😙⁣

Enjoy guys!! ✨ Happy Sunday friends! I hope you’ve all had a restful weekend and are ready for another week 💓⁣

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