Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Pasta Salad {gluten, dairy and egg-free}

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Pasta Salad, the quintessential summertime dish, can in fact be made gluten-free!  I had been a bit hesitant to try it with gluten-free noodles, but now that I've found a brand we like, its all good.  Keep in mind that pasta salad is one of those things that can handle a wide variety of add-ins.  This recipe will get you started with flavors and proportions, but please add or subtract any ingredients you'd like.

Pasta Salad {gluten, dairy and egg-free}

12 oz box of gluten-free noodles (I prefer Schar.)
1/2 cup finely diced vidalia onion
1 can black olives, sliced
A handful or two of cherry tomatoes, halved
1-2 (15 oz) cans of beans such as kidney and/or black beans
1 red bell pepper, diced
1 3.5 oz package pepperoni, slices halved (Apparently Hormel's lactic acid starter culture is not from dairy since their label states "no allergens present".  I believe Boar's Head pepperoni is okay too (read this post for more info).)

1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup lime juice
2 large cloves garlic, dice or squeeze through your garlic press
2 TBSP fresh basil (or 2 tsp dried basil)
1 TBSP fresh oregano (or 1 tsp dried oregano)
1 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper

Cook gluten-free noodles according to package instructions.  Drain and set aside to cool.  Meanwhile, chop up all your wonderful add-ins.  In a large mixing bowl or your prettiest serving bowl, toss together cooked noodles and chopped add-ins.  Next, mix up the dressing.  I like to put it in a jar with a lid so I can thoroughly shake it all up.  Pour dressing over noodle mix and toss to evenly coat.  Chill in the fridge for several hours or overnight.

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  1. Nothing wrong with occasional ice cream! The pasta salad sounds delcious.

  2. sounds so yummy love recipes like this come see what I shared at


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