This Balsamic Fig Pasta Salad is full of rich, savory flavors thanks to the mission figs and balsamic vinegar. This recipe is plant-based with a gluten-free option!
Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F.
First, prep the vegetables. Cut the broccoli into florets then cut the red onion into large slices.
Toss vegetables with the olive oil, salt, and pepper, then bake in the oven for about 15-20 minutes, or until edges of broccoli are slightly browned.
Cook your bowtie or fusilli pasta until al dente. When done, drain and set aside.
While pasta is cooking, make the sauce. In a high-speed blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
Taste, and adjust seasonings if necessary. Feel free to add more salt or lemon juice, to taste.
First, mix the pasta with the sauce until all the pasta is evenly coated.
Then, in a large bowl, mix pasta, vegetables, and arugula.