Mediterranean Pasta Salad (grain free, dairy free)

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Tracking PixelGluten Free Mediterranean Pasta Salad is the perfect cold mediterranean pasta salad to enjoy all spring and summer long. This healthy yet refreshing pasta salad is grain free, gluten free, dairy free and packed with fabulous protein from the StarKist E.V.O.O.™ tuna pouches.

May is Mediterranean Diet Month and I will admit I love all of the flavors a Mediterranean diet includes. The fish, fresh herbs and vegetables combined together always make something flavorful.

Mediterranean Pasta Salad

pasta salad in a bowl on a table with pouches of tuna

With the weather changing from warm to hot here in California I wanted something that would be refreshing, filling, delicious and healthy. This gluten free mediterranean pasta salad is all of those things!

StarKist E.V.O.O.™ tuna pouches are the perfect healthy snack that’s GMO free, gluten free and soy free. These pouches are packed with protein and zero carbs which is perfect for all of my keto friends. Each pouch is made with just a few simple ingredients and the pouches are packed with cold pressed extra virgin olive oil. This gives the tuna and salmon a rich yet mellow flavor and a super tender texture.

Cold Mediterranean Pasta Salad

pasta salad in a bowl on a table with a spoonful of pasta

When deciding what protein to use in this recipe StarKist E.V.O.O.™ were a no brainer. For this recipe I used the StarKist E.V.O.O.™ Wild-Caught Yellowfin Tuna with Sun-dried Tomato in Extra Virgin Olive Oil and the StarKist E.V.O.O.™ Wild-Caught Yellowfin Tuna with Lemon Pepper in Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Any of the flavors would work perfectly. Currently the offer…

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The cold pressed olive oil and extra flavor from the sun-dried tomato and lemon pepper gave this cold mediterranean pasta salad an extra boost of incredible flavor.

Gluten Free Mediterranean Pasta Salad

pasta salad in a bowl on a table with pouches of tuna

I used a chickpea based pasta to make this a grain free dish. My favorite way to eat this is for lunch. Truly this is the perfect summer lunch recipe. You can also make this to serve as a side dish. There is no going wrong here.

What ingredients do I need to make this yummy pasta salad?

  • 1 8 oz box gluten free pasta, cooked. I used chickpea pasta to make this grain free, but use whatever is your favorite.
  • 2 cups peeled and quartered cucumbers
  • 1 6 oz jar quartered and marinated artichoke hearts
  • 2.25 oz can sliced olives
  • 1 7 oz jar sun dried tomatoes
  • 2 pouches StarKist E.V.O.O.™ tuna
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinaigrette, you can make your own with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper, granulated garlic, basil and parsley

How to make this gluten free mediterranean pasta salad?

Cook the pasta and pour it into a large bowl. Add all of the ingredients and give it a good stir. You can serve now, or refrigerate and store later. To make your own balsamic vinaigrette simply add all of the ingredients to a mason jar and shake it. It’s that easy!

Now go check your pantry for these ingredients and throw this together! Enjoy!

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Mediterranean Pasta Salad

This simple pasta salad is gluten free, dairy free and delicious. It's made with just a handful of ingredients.

Course Salad
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword cold mediterranean pasta salad, gluten free mediterranean pasta salad, mediterranean pasta salad
Servings 10
Calories 247 kcal

Ingredients

  • 8 oz box gluten free pasta cooked. I used chickpea pasta to make this grain free, but use whatever is your favorite.
  • 2 cups cucumbers peeled and quartered
  • 6 oz jar quartered and marinated artichoke hearts drained
  • 2.25 oz can sliced olives drained
  • 7 oz jar sun dried tomatoes drained and cut if needed
  • 2 pouches StarKist E.V.O.O.™ tuna
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinaigrette you can make your own with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper, granulated garlic, basil and parsley

Balsamic Vinigairette

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • dash pepper
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp dried parsley
  • 1/2 tsp granulated garlic

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl add the pasta, cucumbers, artichoke hearts, olives, sun dried tomatoes and tuna pouches.

  2. You can use 1/2 cup of store bought balsamic vinaigrette or you can make your own by taking all of the ingredients shown and adding it to a mason jar. Give it a good shake or stir.

  3. Pour the vinaigrette on top and gently stir to combine.

  4. Serve immediately or refrigerate.

Nutrition Facts
Mediterranean Pasta Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 247 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 466mg20%
Potassium 354mg10%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 470IU9%
Vitamin C 25mg30%
Calcium 39mg4%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

 

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