Sunday, August 26, 2012

Killer Gluten Free Pasta Salad

Soooo The Family is making some epic diet changes coming up in September. I have been Gluten Free since last October ( other than a couple mishaps, and some on purpose indulging that was SOOOO not worth it), but after reading and researching The Crapito Family is going Gluten and Refined Sugar Free in September. If it makes a dent in the behavioral, ADHD , Sensory Processing, and Diabetes raging in our home, I will be sold...and why not try this first before adding extra meds?

So tonight I made my favorite Pasta Salad, sans Gluten, and ya know one said ANYTHING...
so here ya go:

You will need:
Tinkyada Penne Pasta (or another GF Pasta you like) Boiled for 17 minutes and drained and cooling
5 Fresh Carrots Peeled and Chopped
1 Jar Artichoke Hearts in Olive Oil chopped (I LOVE Costco's)
1/2 Jar Sundried Tomatoes Chopped
Calamata olives chopped (to taste)
1/2 Red Onion or 8 Green Onions chopped (I used both)
1 boiled peeled and chopped yam
1/2 bottle Annies Roasted Pepper all nateral Salad Dressing
2 springs Basil
2 Sprigs Rosemary
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
Ground Peper
Fresh Parmesan Cheese

Directions: Boil, Drain and chill your pasta in the fridge. (Do not cook till mushy, let be aldente or your salad will be slimy) cut and peel your veggies, drain your artichokes and Tomato and cut up)
Toss everything together besides the cheese and salt and pepper (add these prior to serving)
Chill everything in Fridge for at least 2-3 hours.
and WHALA!!!!
Great "next day dish" as well.

1 comment:

  1. Yum! I so want to take my whole family GF for the same reason. Would love some tips and recipes that don't break the bank!