It’s that time of year: tons of birthday parties and end-of summer BBQ’s and the temptation is REAL. I came up with this easy, delicious, gluten-free, dairy-free and vegetarian pasta salad for you to bring to your next event so you know that you have a healthy and delicious dish to pass that will please your tummy and everyone else! Seriously, this is a major crowd pleaser.
Tomato Basil Summer Pasta Salad
- 1 package Gluten-Free Pasta (or Grain-Free Chickpea Pasta)
- 1 pint of Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes, halved (about 2 cups)
- 1 cup fresh Basil, finely chopped
- 1/2 cup cooked green beans, halved
- 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
- 2 teaspoons dried oregano
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- Squeeze of half a lemon
Bring a pot of water to boil and add the entire package of gluten free pasta, cook according to the directions on the box, drain and put in the fridge to cool. Cook the green beans in boiling water until tender, about 5 minutes, rinse and let cool. Meanwhile, chop and prepare the veggies. Once the green beans and the pasta are cooled down to at least room temperature add in the remaining olive oil, salt, pepper, oregano and lemon juice. Put the salad in the fridge and allow it to cool for at least 2 hours so all of the flavors can absorb.