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
297
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Teaspoon sea salt, plus more for cooking the pasta
  • 1/2 Pound gluten-free penne
  • 1 large zucchini, sliced thinly crosswise
  • 6 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
  • 2 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
15g
21%
Sugar
5g
6%
Saturated Fat
7g
29%
Carbohydrate, by difference
36g
28%
Protein
8g
17%
Vitamin A, RAE
528µg
75%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
38mg
51%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
830µg
100%
Calcium, Ca
369mg
37%
Choline, total
23mg
5%
Copper, Cu
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
5g
20%
Folate, total
137µg
34%
Iron, Fe
7mg
39%
Magnesium, Mg
135mg
42%
Manganese, Mn
2mg
100%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Phosphorus, P
135mg
19%
Selenium, Se
1µg
2%
Sodium, Na
311mg
21%
Water
211g
8%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

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.