Warm brown rice penne pasta salad

My salad consisted of crispy seitan, mixed greens, dried cranberries, tomato and avocado.  I didn’t want cold salad for dinner, so I cooked up some brown rice penne pasta and turned it into a warm tasty dinner! This makes several servings.

Ingredients:

1 package seitan chunks (* GF use 1/2 inch tofu cubes)

2 Tbsp canola oil

1 cup mixed salad greens

1/4 cup mixed, dried cranberries, pepitas and sunflower seeds

2 tsp Gomasio (salted mini sesame seeds with sea weed) *optional

1 diced tomato

1/2 avocado cut into small chunks

1 cup brown rice penne pasta

1Tbsp olive oil

Cook pasta per package directions-I recommend adding 1 Tbsp olive oil to water to prevent sticking.  Drain and set aside.

In a large skillet, saute seitan (or tofu) in the canola oil until brown and crispy.

Mix all remaining ingredients in a large bowl, add pasta and seitan (tofu) and toss gently.  Serve warm or cold as leftovers.  Keep recycling that salad!

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