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Cabbage & Angel Hair Pasta Salad

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INGREDIENTS

1 bag (16-oz) glutenfree angel-hair pasta (or spaghetti)

1 cup slivered almonds

4 cups shredded purple cabbage, about 1 lb

4–5 scallions, thinly sliced

Dressing

½ cup agave, xylitol, or granulated sugar

cup vinegar

cup oil

2 tsp kosher salt

½ tsp freshly ground black pepper

A salad that has made a gluten-free dish a hero once again! The purple cabbage not only provides a lovely color but is also satisfying and filling, while the toasted almonds provide just the right amount of crunch.

DIRECTIONS

  1. Bring a large pot of water set over high heat to just under a boil, just to the point where small bubbles form. Sprinkle in some salt. Break pasta into pot. Cook uncovered, stirring occasionally, for 12 minutes. Drain pasta well; rinse under cold water to stop the cooking process. Place pasta in a large bowl.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together dressing ingredients. Pour dressing over pasta, and let marinate at room temperature for at least 1 hour or up to 3 hours.
  3. Meanwhile, scatter slivered almonds on a parchment- paper-lined cookie sheet. Toast in a preheated 350° oven, stirring them halfway through cooking time, for 10 to 15 minutes or until golden and crisp.

Tip: If you have leftover cabbage, either the preshredded variety or part of a whole cabbage, wrap well, refrigerate, and use within three to four days.