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Roasted Summer Veggie Pasta Salad // Simple and Gluten-Free

Hi, everyone! Today I’m sharing a recipe for a yummy, easy, and healthy pasta salad I made this past weekend for a family cookout. It was a big hit! This recipe is gluten-free due to the fact that I used organic rice flour pasta. However, feel free to use whatever pasta you prefer!

Ingredients

  • 2 12 oz. bags of pasta (I used Bionaturae Organic Gluten-Free Fusilli)
  • 3 bell peppers (I used yellow, red and orange)
  • 1 zucchini
  • 1/2 of a red onion
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes
  • salt
  • pepper
  • olive oil
  • red wine vinegar
  • 3/4 cup Light Italian salad dressing (optional)
  • 2 cups of mozarella balls or sliced mozzarella cheese
  • fresh basil and oregano

Method

  1. Rinse and chop veggies to desired size. Place on baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle generously with salt and pepper.
  2. Place vegetables in oven using the broil/ grill setting. Watch veggies carefully to ensure they don’t burn! Depending on your oven, roasting the vegetables can take anywhere from 10-20 minutes. I took mine out of the oven after 15 minutes when they were a tiny bit charred and tender. 🙂
  3. While the vegetables are roasting, cook the pasta according to package instructions. Drain and set aside.
  4. Allow vegetables and pasta to cool slightly. Rinse and chop fresh basil and oregano.
  5.  Combine roasted veggies and pasta in a large bowl. Drizzle with olive oil and red wine vinegar to taste. Sprinkle with additional salt and pepper along with the chopped fresh herbs. Toss to coat.
  6. Refrigerate pasta salad for at least 2 hours or overnight. Before serving, add mozzarella and a drizzle of italian salad dressing if needed for additional flavor and moisture. Toss one more time and serve at room temperature.

Notes:

  • I used whatever vegetables I had on hand. Feel free to get creative. I think this would also be delicious with some yellow squash or green beans.
  • Be sure to add the mozzarella after refrigerating the salad to prevent the cheese from melting.
  • My sister tried the pasta salad before I added a bit of Italian dressing and said it was delicious. I also thought it was good but prefer a bit more flavor and moisture. It is all about personal preference! 
  • My mom taught me that pasta salad is best enjoyed at room temperature, so take it out of the fridge 10-15 minutes before serving.

Did you cook anything delicious this past 4th of July? Let me know in the comments below!

Madison

 

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14 Comments

  • Reply Juliana July 10, 2018 at 11:00 pm

    This looks amazing! I know I’m definitely going to need to try this out for dinner soon!

    Thanks for sharing!

    xo
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  • Reply Josipa July 11, 2018 at 6:53 am

    This looks so yummy! Need to try it ASAP!
    Josipa.

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  • Reply Kate July 11, 2018 at 4:18 pm

    This looks super yummy and I bet so refreshing in the warm weather we are having in the UK

    Kate xx
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  • Reply Grace Louise July 11, 2018 at 4:51 pm

    This recipe sounds so easy and these pictures are making me hungry just looking at them! Lovely post Hun 🙂

    Grace Louise || http://www.gracelouiseofficial.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Reply Danielle Alexa July 11, 2018 at 5:05 pm

    This looks so delicious. I am going to have to add this to my recipes!

    Danielle xx
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  • Reply Radi July 11, 2018 at 11:43 pm

    Looks incredible! I love pasta and mixed in with a salad even better 🙂

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  • Reply Geniussr July 12, 2018 at 2:50 am

    I love salads and if it is pasta one, can’t resist.. your recipe looks so healthy and tempting to me..thanks for sharing…❤️

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  • Reply mamasmercantile July 12, 2018 at 8:58 am

    Looks and sounds delicious.

  • Reply anna July 12, 2018 at 8:31 pm

    This sounds delectable! I loveee pasta with all my heart

    Anna // Zu Hause

  • Reply Madeline July 14, 2018 at 11:49 pm

    Yum! Thanks for the recipe Madison!!

  • Reply Thomas Paul July 15, 2018 at 8:08 pm

    Nice recipe and easy to make! I like how you can get creative with it and add any vegetables you have. Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Kelsey Bang July 16, 2018 at 5:44 pm

    I want to eat this now! OH YUM!

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  • Reply Julia July 19, 2018 at 2:16 pm

    I feel like I’ve eaten so much pasta in my lifetime (lol) but I’ve never tried a recipe like this where it’s got veggies in the pasta as well! It looks really good 🙂

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

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