Fun exciting tasty gluten free food
The weather is warm, friends are inviting you over for BBQ’s and pool parties and you need to bring a salad. Easy right? It seems that way until the organised ladies in the group begin to “shotgun” the only salads that you know how to prepare (Greek salad, Coleslaw, Garden salad) and before you can say the words “Potato salad” someone has snatched that up before you also! So here is an easy gluten free pasta summer salad that is different and tastes great!
3 cups of gluten free pasta ( I prefer to use San Remo’s gluten free spirals)
6 sundried tomatoes (fresh tomatoes can be used as an alternative)
150g mozzarella diced
Pitted black olives
Pitted green olives
1 spring onion thinly sliced
Handful fresh basil leaves (Rocket can be used as an alternative)
90 ml olive oil
15ml balsamic vinegar (Lemon juice can be used as an alternative)
Salt and pepper
1. Boil water in a saucepan and add pasta. Ensure you stir the pasta when you first place it into the boiled water. You many also like to add a drop of oil so that the pasta doesn’t stick together. The gluten free pasta should take approximately 10 minutes to cook. Rinse the pasta under cold water and leave to drain.
2. Mix the salad dressing ingredients together in a bowl.
3. Place the pasta into your salad bowl and add mozzarella, sun dried tomatoes, olives, spring onion and dressing. Toss together.
4. Sprinkle with basil leaves.