Ever since I can remember I’ve been a pasta feen. My favorite food growing up was spaghetti. I always wanted it for dinner, my brothers did not. I’m convinced I could eat pasta of some sort every single day for life. Since I eat a mainly gluten-free diet (except for somer rare occasions/exceptions), I’ve had to find other ways to get my pasta fix. I have tried MANY gluten free pastas, some of which I’ve had luck and some of which I have not. I finally came across Jovial gluten-free pasta and absolutely love them. The taste and texture is almost the same as regular pasta and it doesn’t fall apart like some other brands do. Plus, they are super clean and only use two ingredients; organic brown rice flour and water. Thats a win win in my book. This is my favorite Jovial pasta to use.
I love making this pasta salad. It’s filling, fresh, and has lots of flavor. It’s perfect for anytime of year, but I particularly love it around spring and summer. You can choose whatever vegetables you want and play around with it a bit. I love using a variety of colored vegetables. It makes me feel like I’m getting my pasta and eating well for my body at the same time. I hope you enjoy!
1/2 red onion, thinly sliced and slices cut into 1/4’s
1 large carrot, chopped into rounds
1 watermelon radish, thinly sliced and slices cut into 1/4’s
1 cup cilantro leaves
1/2 yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced and slices cut in 1/2
1 jalapeño, thinly sliced
6 oz gluten free pasta, cooked
1/2 lemon, juiced
2 tsp apple cider vinegar
1/2 tsp red chili flakes
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
3 large garlic cloves, minced
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1. Mix all veggies together. You can always substitute any vegetables you enjoy- just make sure you have roughly 3 1/2 to 4 cups of vegetables altogether.
2. Add the cooked pasted to vegetable mixture.
3. Mix all of the dressing ingredients together until well combined. You can always add a little more
lemon if you want a stronger citrusy flavor or more garlic if you like.
4. Pour the dressing over the top of the mixed vegetables and pasta and stir until thoroughly combined.
I hope this recipe gives you that pasta fix like it does for me! Xo