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Gluten Free Pasta Salad

Gluten Free Pasta Salad

Many people are allergic or sensitive to gluten. If you are one of them you don’t need to deprive yourself of the foods you love. Here’s a recipe for Broccoli pasta salad with an olive and tomato dressing that’s entirely gluten free. The pasta is made from gluten free grains and quinoa.

Ingredients:

½ Packet Orgran Multigrain Quinoa Penne Pasta
1 Small head broccoli – cut into florets
200g Diced bacon (optional)
100g Feta cheese (optional)
1 Handful fresh basil leaves
200g Cherry tomatoes

6 Whole cloves garlic
1 tbsp Olive oil
100g Pitted olives
1 tbsp Lemon juice
2 tsp Dijon mustard
Salt & pepper to taste

Method:

Method to make the dressing:

  1. Roast tomatoes, garlic, olives in olive oil at 180’c for 30 – 40 minutes until garlic cloves are soft and squishy.
  2. Cool down slightly and then blend together with dijon mustard, lemon juice, salt & pepper until well combined.
  3. You could simply do this by squashing the roasted tomatoes and garlic with a fork and then mixing in the rest of the ingredients.

Method to make the pasta salad:

  1. Cook the orgran pasta according to packet instructions.
  2. Steam the broccoli florets until just al dente.
  3. Cook the bacon bits until crispy.
  4. Combine all of the above with the tomato & garlic dressing and sprinkle with crumbled feta cheese and torn fresh basil leaves.