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Gluten-Free Pasta Salad

Put your extra tomatoes to use with this mouthwatering dish. This surprisingly very memorable dish can be altered in many ways and still come out a hit. This pasta salad recipe is perfect for any occasion and can be made to be vegan and still be delicious.

Pasta Salad Ingredients:
  • ½ lb. of Barilla gluten-free spiral pasta 
  • Salt to taste
  • Olive oil
  • ½ lb. of ripe tomatoes, diced into small cubes
  • ¼ cup of Kalamata olives, pitted and diced
  • 1 lb. of mozzarella cheese, cut into small cubes (you can substitute this with vegan mozzarella or leave out completely)
  • 6 sun dried tomatoes packed in oil, drained and chopped
  • 1 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese (ingredient can be substituted for a vegan or be left out)
  • ½ cup packed basil leaves, sliced into long strips
Dressing Ingredients:
  • 10 sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil and drained
  • 4 tbsp. of red wine vinegar
  • 12 tbsp. of olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, diced
  • 2 tsp of capers
  • 4 tsp. of salt
  • 1 ½ tsp. of fresh ground black pepper
Instructions:

Boil water on the stovetop with a splash of olive oil, add the pasta and boil for 15 min. or according to the box.

Drain the pasta and let it cool. If I have enough time, I even put it in the fridge for 30 min. after letting it cool.

Put the pasta in a bowl and add your tomatoes, olives, mozzarella and chopped sun-dried tomatoes.

Directions for this gluten free pasta salad dressing recipe:

Place the sun-dried tomatoes, vinegar, olive oil, garlic, capers, salt and pepper in to a food processor and mix until it is almost smooth.

Pour the dressing over the pasta, sprinkle with parmesan cheese and basil and mix well and serve!  

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