Gluten Free Pasta Salad

Pasta salad is another one of those dishes that is perfect for summer cookouts. What I also love about this dish is that it can be either a side dish or with the addition of some meat, it can actually be a full meal.

Now that the weather is heating up, I am starting to get cravings for cooler, summertime fare like this.  For me, it makes for the perfect, simple lunch….yum! It can also be prepared a day ahead for family gatherings, potluck dinners and cookouts. This recipe is really yummy! This is one I will fix all summer!

Not a fan of olives? Leave them out! It really is all about putting your own mark on things and making them to you taste specifications!

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Gluten Free Pasta Salad

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Prep Time: minutes Total Time: minutes

Serves: 6

Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 cups gluten free pasta, elbows or shells
  • ¼ cup onion, chopped
  • ¼ cup green pepper, chopped
  • 2 small celery stalks, chopped
  • ¼ cup olives, sliced
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup cooked chicken breast or water packed tuna (optional)
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar or Sucanat
  • 1 tbsp brown mustard
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • ⅛ tsp black pepper

Recipe Instructions

  1. Cook the pasta according to package directions
  2. Drain and fully rinse with cold water
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine pasta, onion, green pepper, celery, olives and chicken or tuna (optional).
  4. In a small bowl, combine remaining ingredients
  5. Mix well.
  6. Pour mayonnaise mixture over the pasta and veggies and lightly mix through.
  7. Cover and allow to chill for several hours to allow the flavors to meld fully.

Recipe Notes

  1. To use this as a side dish, omit the chicken or tuna. This dish can be prepared a day in advance. Feel free to add or leave out any veggies that you don’t like!

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