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!
Gluten Free Pasta Salad
- 2 cups gluten free pasta uncooked
- 1/4 cup onion chopped
- 1/4 cup green pepper chopped
- 2 small celery stalks chopped
- 1/4 cup sliced black olives
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1 cup water packed tuna or cooked chicken breast (optional)
- 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 1/4 cup sucanat, coconut sugar or Swerve
- 1 tbsp brown mustard
- 1 tsp dried parsley
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1/8 tsp ground black pepper
Cook the pasta according to package directions
Drain and fully rinse with cold water
In a large mixing bowl, combine pasta, onion, green pepper, celery, olives and chicken or tuna (optional).
In a small bowl, combine remaining ingredients
Pour mayonnaise mixture over the pasta and veggies and lightly mix through.
Cover and allow to chill for several hours to allow the flavors to meld fully.
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!