Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Pasta Salad, Tasty & Gluten Free

Note:  Of course, regular pasta can be substituted for the gluten-free pasta in this recipe.

For those of you who are eating gluten free, let me tell you that Tinkyada brand pasta is the best I've ever tried! It holds together, doesn't get mushy, and tastes good! Here's a quick and easy gluten-free pasta salad recipe that everyone will love - and no one will even know that it's gluten free unless you tell them! As you can see, it also looks beautiful on the table! It's probably the veggies, not just the red plastic bowl from Walmart. ;-)

1 bag Tinkyada rotini and a cup of Tinkyada macaroni. Cook according to package instructions. Test pasta BEFORE the time limit just to make sure you don't overcook it. Trust me - you don't want soggy pasta. Pour cooked pasta into a colander to drain water. Run cold water over pasta until it is thoroughly chilled. Place in a large bowl.

Now add the following ingredients:

1 large red bell pepper, seeded and cubed
1 green bell pepper, seeded and cubed
1/2 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
Small zucchini, skin on, cut into chunks
Small yellow summer squash, skin on, cut into chunks
1/2 onion, diced
1 can pitted ripe olives, drained

Stir in Kraft Zesty Italian dressing to taste. I used about a cup. Add a little coarse ground black pepper.

That's it! See? Quick, simple, and tasty!

This post is linked to Tempt My Tummy Tuesday

AND Tuesdays at the Table 

AND Tuesday Tag-Along


Denise said...

Yummy, it looks so colorful, and very tasty.

Ma What's 4 dinner said...

All that and gluten free to boot, huh? That's a winner!

Lots of yummy love,
Alex aka Ma, What's For Dinner

Michelle said...

Looks and sounds delicious! I will definitly have to try this!

Turning the Clock Back said...

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Have a great week!

Sherry @ Lamp Unto My Feet said...

How easy is that?! It looks so colorful, too!

Thank you for sharing!


I like the thought of throwing in zucchini AND jalepenos...hmmm! THanks for the recipe!

Housewife Eclectic said...

Thank looks absolutely delicious! I love that this recipe has jalapeño. My complaint with many pasta recipes is that they are kind of bland. This looks great! Thanks for the follow! I am returning it now!

GranthamLynn said...

Looks yummy. Thanks for sharing this.

Mama Hen said...

This looks great! I have to try this recipe! Thank you! And thank you for your comment on my blog about raising the bar for children. I have always believed that if you raise the bar children will rise to it. Have a great night!

Mama Hen

Unknown said...

I absolutely LOVE pasta salad. Yum!

Pam said...

That's one great looking salad! I like your blog! I'm a new follower and am happy to have your blog!


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