Gluten Free Creamy Italian Pasta Salad Recipe

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There is nothing simpler or more satisfying than a big beautiful bowl of pasta salad. The homemade creamy Italian dressing really is the showstopper of this pasta salad. Mix in your favorite Italian veggies, and you will have a pasta salad that I promise no one will ever know it’s gluten-free! Ready in less than 20 minutes.

Gluten-free pasta can be tricky. I have tried a lot of different brands of gluten-free pasta, and based on flavor and texture, my favorite brand of gluten-free pasta is Barilla. I always salt my water, at least a tablespoon for 1 pound of pasta in 4 quarts (16 cups) water. Also, add a teaspoon of olive oil to the water to keep the pasta from sticking together. Make sure to add the salt, olive oil and pasta to the water once it has come to a rolling boil. It is very important that you cook the pasta al dente to the box’s directions. I always rinse my pasta with cold water after draining it to keep it from cooking longer and getting mushy.

Homemade creamy Italian dressing combined with artichokes hearts, black olives, grape tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, roasted red peppers and gluten-free rotini pasta. A perfect creamy Italian pasta salad for your next cookout or family get together. A summer classic that everyone loves!

You can see how easy this gluten-free creamy Italian pasta salad is to make in the video below!

 

 

Gluten Free Creamy Italian Pasta Salad

 

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Homemade creamy Italian dressing combined with artichokes hearts, black olives, grape tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, roasted red peppers and gluten-free rotini pasta. Perfect for your next cookout or family get together. A summer classic that everyone loves!

Author: Audrey
Prep Time: 10
Cook Time: 8
Total Time: 18 minutes

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Ingredients

Box of gluten-free Rotini or Penne pasta (I like Barilla)
1 14oz can of artichoke hearts
1 cup of black olives
1 cup of grape tomatoes
1 cup of fresh mozzarella cheese, diced
1 cup of roasted red peppers
Fresh chopped basil (optional)

 

CREAMY ITALIAN DRESSING:

1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon of onion powder
1 teaspoon of basil
1 teaspoon of oregano
1 teaspoon of parsley
1/2 teaspoon of thyme
1/2 teaspoon of marjoram
1 1/2 teaspoons of salt
1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
2 tablespoons of sugar
1 cup of mayonnaise (I am a Hellman’s girl.)
1 tablespoon of red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar
1 cup of grated parmesan cheese

 

Instructions

Bring water to a rolling boil. Add salt, olive oil and pasta to the water and cook to box directions for al dente.
After draining the pasta, rinse pasta with cold water.
Add pasta to a large bowl.
In a small bowl, add all of the dressing ingredients and stir until fully combined.
Add the dressing to pasta and stir until fully coated.
Add the dressing to pasta and stir until fully coated.
Garnish with fresh chopped basil.
Enjoy!

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