Pepperoni Pizza “Pasta” Salad

As I write this blog post, I’m happy to report that Heather and I have gone 128 days, or 4 months and 8 days, without having any delivery pizza. Pizza has always been a comfort food for me, and it’s really easy to sit down and devour an extra large pizza when I’m stressed. One day after succumbing to junk food for lunch and dinner, I set an ultimatum—100 days without pizza or Chinese takeout. We’re past this goal and have had little temptation for either Chinese or pizza.

This isn’t to say that we don’t love all the components of pizza (minus the bread and cheese). This pizza “pasta” salad was so delicious we finished it within 4 hours of making it. The flavors develop as it rests, but good luck having it rest very long. This pizza salad is fantastic!

Ingredients
1/2 C olive oil
1/4 C white wine vinegar
1/2 Tbsp dried oregano
1/4 tsp nutritional yeast
3/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp dried basil
8 oz (1/2 lb) spiralized sweet potato, blanched
3 oz pepperoni, sliced into strips (approximately 1 C)
4 scallions, thinly sliced
1 C cherry tomatoes, halved

Method

Pepperoni Pizza "Pasta" Salad Recipe (paleo, primal, gluten-free)

Mix oil, vinegar, and dried ingredients and allow to rest.

Pepperoni Pizza "Pasta" Salad Recipe (paleo, primal, gluten-free)

Spiralize the sweet potato and set up a pot of water to boil. Blanch sweet potato noodles for approximately 3 minutes, and then rinse with cold water.

Pepperoni Pizza "Pasta" Salad Recipe (paleo, primal, gluten-free)

Place sweet potato spirals, pepperoni, scallions, and cherry tomatoes into a large bowl, pour dressing over everything, and mix.

Pepperoni Pizza "Pasta" Salad Recipe (paleo, primal, gluten-free)

Serve up and enjoy—if you can make this the day before or earlier in the day, it pays dividends, but it is awesome fresh as well!

Pepperoni Pizza "Pasta" Salad Recipe (paleo, primal, gluten-free)

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Pepperoni Pizza 'Pasta' Salad

  • Servings: 2-4
  • Time: 20 minutes
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients
1/2 C olive oil
1/4 C white wine vinegar
1/2 Tbsp dried oregano
1/4 tsp nutritional yeast
3/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp dried basil
8 oz (1/2 lb) spiralized sweet potato, blanched
3 oz pepperoni, sliced into strips (approximately 1 C)
4 scallions, thinly sliced
1 C cherry tomatoes, halved

Method

1. Mix oil, vinegar, and dried ingredients and allow to rest.

2. Spiralize the sweet potato and set up a pot of water to boil. Blanch sweet potato noodles for approximately 3 minutes, and then rinse with cold water.

3. Place sweet potato spirals, pepperoni, scallions, and cherry tomatoes into a large bowl, pour dressing over everything, and mix.

4. Serve up and enjoy—if you can make this the day before or earlier in the day, it pays dividends, but it is awesome fresh as well!

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