Meatless Monday: Roasted Heirloom Tomatoes with Avocado & Brown Rice Pasta

Published On July 8, 2013 | By Christa Schueler | Eating Healthy, Food, Recipes

Recess is starting off the week with another great recipe which is perfect for Meatless MondayRoasted Heirloom Tomatoes with Avocado & Brown Rice Pasta is not only meat-free but it’s delicious and healthy.  It’s also super easy to whip up in the kitchen and can be served as a side dish or a stand-alone entree.  We thank the Organized Cook for another fantastic (and creative) recipe to share with our readers!  Just a side note: all of these ingredients can be found at Trader Joe’s.

Roasted Heirloom Tomatoes with Avocado & Brown Rice Pasta

Roasted Heirloom Tomatoes with Avocado and Brown Rice Pasta courtesy of the Organized Cook

Roasted Heirloom Tomatoes with Avocado and Brown Rice Pasta courtesy of the Organized Cook

Ingredients

  • colorful heirloom cherry tomatoes -1 pint, sliced in half lengthwise
  • avocados -2 ripe, diced into chunks
  • brown rice pasta -1 pound
  • garlic -2 cloves, minced
  • olive oil -1/2 cup
  • lemon juice -1 tablespoon (or juice squeezed from 1/4 lemon)
  • salt

Instructions

  1. heat oven to Broil
  2. bring salted water to boil in large pasta pan
  3. place tomato slices on baking sheet
  4. drizzle tomatoes with olive oil and dust with salt
  5. roast tomatoes in oven until they begin to char, approximately 7 minutes
  6. once water is boiling, add pasta and cook until tender
  7. once pasta is tender, drain and rinse under cool water (I only rinse pasta when making a cold salad or if it’s brown rice)
  8. heat olive oil in large heated saute pan
  9. add pasta, tomatoes (with drippings), garlic and avocado to saute until pasta is just warm, only about 2 minutes, then transfer to serving bowl

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About The Author

UNLV graduate, wife, mother of three, blogger and aspiring novelist, Christa Schueler brings her writing, editing and research skills to Recess. As an advocate for education and health reform and a 25 year Las Vegas resident, Christa understands the need for providing a platform and a "voice" for women in Southern Nevada. Despite Las Vegas being one of the fastest growing cities in the country, Christa has seen continual lack of community connection and strives to change that. Now, she's joined the sandbox revolution!

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