A lot of people think going Gluten Free means giving up your favorite things, the same can be said of vegetarianism — but that’s far from the truth. Truth is you don’t have to give up what you love, you just have to find an alternative. Take pasta for example. I love pasta! Nowadays there are so many different gluten free pasta options at the store that are delicious, easy to make & taste just like the real deal. My favorite gluten free pasta so far is quinoa pasta, but that could be because I’m obsessed with all things quinoa. Rice noodles are another awesome option, especially for those of us who love Asian cuisine.
I had company come over a few days ago & wanted to make easy, delicious dishes to share with my guests. I had quinoa pasta in the pantry & all the ingredients I needed on-hand to make an easy, ready in no time gluten free pasta salad. Everyone loved it, it’s really light & tastes great hot or cold. Make this pasta salad & see for yourself, gluten free does not mean giving up your favorite things!
Ingredients (makes about 6 servings)
1 box gluten free corkscrew pasta
1 yellow pepper, chopped
1 cup sun-dried tomatoes, drained & chopped
2 cups artichoke hearts, drained & chopped
1 cup mozzarella pearls
1/2 cup Italian parsley, finely chopped
2 tablespoons gluten free pesto
Salt & pepper, to taste
Cook pasta according to packet instructions, drain, rinse & place in a large bowl. Add the pepper, sun-dried tomatoes, artichoke hearts, mozzarella pearls, parsley, pesto, salt & pepper & toss until fully combined. That’s it — talk about easy! Buen provecho!