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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Ready in
20 m
4
Servings
391
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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
10g
16%
Sugar
5g
N/A
Saturated Fat
1g
6%
Protein
9g
19%
Carbs
68g
23%
Vitamin A
162µg
18%
Vitamin B6
0.3mg
15.6%
Vitamin C
27mg
46%
Vitamin E
2mg
9%
Vitamin K
155µg
100%
Calcium
50mg
5%
Fiber
7g
27%
Folate (food)
112µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
85µg
21%
Iron
2mg
13%
Magnesium
60mg
15%
Monounsaturated
6g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
5mg
24%
Phosphorus
138mg
20%
Polyunsaturated
2g
N/A
Potassium
751mg
21%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.3mg
16.5%
Sodium
295mg
12%
Thiamin (B1)
0.4mg
24.7%
Zinc
0.9mg
6.3%