Easy Springtime Gluten Free Pasta Salad

May 10, 2013

This easy gluten free pasta salad can be served at any temperature - chilled, warm or hot! You can even make it a day ahead and freshen it up with a splash of the olive oil. The bright colors of the vegetables (yellow carrots, green beans, red peppers, zucchini), red onion, and cherry tomatoes at a lovely splash of springtime color!

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Gluten Free Pasta Salad with Mediterranean Vegetables
Serves 4-6

1/2 package Archer Farms® Gluten Free Fusili Pasta
1 package Archer Farms® Frozen Mediterranean-Style Blend Vegetables

1/2 small red onion, diced
1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
Archer Farms® Roasted Garlic & Herb Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/3 cup red wine vinegar, or to taste
Kosher salt and black pepper, to taste

Fill a stockpot with water. Generously salt the water (salty like the sea!) and bring to a boil.

Add pasta and cook until done, about 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, quickly steam vegetables (about 2-3 minutes) or cook, covered, in a microwave for about 1 minute. Drain off any water and set aside.

Drain cooked pasta and transfer to a large bowl. Add vegetables, onions and tomatoes; season to taste with Roasted Garlic & Herb Extra Virgin Olive Oil and red wine vinegar. Season with salt and pepper; adjust seasonings to taste. Transfer to a large serving bowl or deep platter. Serve warm or chilled.

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