Jill’s Potluck Bow-Tie Pasta

1 lb box bow tie pasta* or gluten free pasta option
4-5 carrots, peeled and sliced
1 head broccoli, chopped
1 bag spinach or baby kale
1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
1 yellow pepper, seeded and chopped
1 can hearts of palm, drained (optional)
1 can artichoke hearts, drained and quartered
Salt and pepper to taste along with salad dressing of choice

Directions: Set a large pot of water to boil. Carefully drop carrot slices in and set timer for 6 minutes. After that, add pasta and set timer to cook pasta according to package directions (usually about 11 minutes). Add the broccoli with 8 minutes remaining. Drain well. Add other ingredients. Let cool and mix gently with your hands before mixing in the salad dressing of choice. Serve or store for up to one week in the fridge.

*GLUTEN FREE if using gf pasta / VEGAN

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