It can be hard to find picnic-friendly recipes that are vegan and gluten free. I made this salad using chickpea pasta for friends who can’t eat gluten or dairy. I used produce I had just harvested from my garden, but you can change up the vegetables based on what you have on hand! If you’re not avoiding dairy, feta cheese would be a great addition.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Combine squash and green beans in a salad bowl. Drizzle 2 tablespoons olive oil on top; season with smoked paprika, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper. Toss until evenly coated and spread out on the prepared baking sheet.
Roast in the preheated oven, stirring halfway, until tender and starting to brown, about 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Add chickpea pasta. Cook, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, about 9 minutes.
Drain pasta and transfer to the salad bowl. Gently mix in roasted vegetables, olives, sun-dried tomatoes, and oregano. Whisk remaining olive oil and sherry vinegar together in a small bowl. Pour over salad and toss gently until combined.
Per Serving: 299 calories; protein 11.2g; carbohydrates 29.5g; fat 17.7g; sodium 324.6mg.