Gluten-Free Fiesta Pasta Salad

Gluten-Free Fiesta Pasta Salad
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Gluten-Free Fiesta Pasta Salad

Amie Valpone

Gluten-Free Fiesta Pasta Salad

This Gluten-Free Fiesta Pasta Salad is super easy to make at home; you just need to prepare some vegetables and have gluten-free pasta on hand. So, go ahead and whip up this fun pasta salad.

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4
Servings
584
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1/2  Teaspoon  sea salt, plus more for cooking the pasta
  • 1/2  Pound  gluten-free penne
  • large zucchini, sliced thinly crosswise
  • button mushrooms, sliced thinly
  • One 10-ounce package frozen corn kernels, thawed and drained
  • 4  Cups  fresh spinach
  • 1  Teaspoon  grated lemon zest
  • 2  Tablespoons  lemon juice
  • 2  Tablespoons  extra-virgin olive oil
  • chives, chopped finely
  • 1/4  Teaspoon  crushed red pepper
  • 1/4  Teaspoon  freshly ground black pepper

Directions

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Drain the pasta, transfer to a large bowl, and toss with the zucchini, mushrooms, corn, and spinach. Set aside.

In a small mixing bowl, combine the lemon zest, lemon juice, olive oil, chives, red pepper, sea salt, and black pepper. Whisk well to combine.

Pour the olive oil mixture over the cooked pasta mixture. Gently toss to combine. Transfer to a serving bowl and serve immediately, or cover and store in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Serve chilled or at room temperature.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
20g
29%
Sugar
6g
7%
Saturated Fat
4g
17%
Cholesterol
142mg
47%
Carbohydrate, by difference
32g
25%
Protein
66g
100%
Vitamin A, RAE
4µg
1%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
2mg
3%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
5µg
6%
Calcium, Ca
63mg
6%
Choline, total
210mg
49%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
1µg
0%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
71mg
22%
Niacin
21mg
100%
Pantothenic acid
2mg
40%
Phosphorus, P
533mg
76%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
84µg
100%
Sodium, Na
539mg
36%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
2µg
13%
Water
155g
6%
Zinc, Zn
5mg
63%

Pasta Salad Shopping Tip

Italian food is about simplicity and letting the ingredients shine. So make sure you get ingredients that are great quality and flavor. Farmers markets and specialty stores will have great produce and products. Just be sure to have some great olive oil.

Pasta Salad Cooking Tip

Unlike other highly regarded cuisines, Italian cooking is usually simple to make with many dishes having only 4 to 8 ingredients. Italian cooks rely chiefly on the quality of the ingredients rather than on elaborate preparation.