This gluten-free pasta salad comes together quickly, and is delicious served warm or cold. It’s a great one to add to the week’s meal prep plan!
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I must confess – this recipe came together based solely on what I needed to use in my fridge. We’re about to be traveling for 2 weeks and I absolutely hate to waste food. Pasta salads are always a great way to achieve that. Even better that I had this gluten-free pasta from TresOmega to try out. It’s a quinoa-based pasta, perfect for Vegas’ pasta-loving, gluten-sensitive tummy.
Pesto is my favorite sauce for any pasta salad. It’s delicious warm or cold, and it’s packed with flavor. I keep some in the freezer for pasta (or pizza) emergencies. To complete the Mediterranean theme, I added tomatoes, Kalamata olives, and feta cheese. It reminded me of the simple, delicious meals we had in Greece!
This is literally the easiest recipe on my blog. The best part? It doesn’t end up mushy and gross after being store in the fridge. That’s our biggest complain with GF pastas. If you’re interested, you can learn more on their Facebook or Twitter, or purchase TresOmega products on Amazon. #Vegasapproved
Gluten-Free Mediterranean Pasta Salad
- 8 oz Fuselli pasta, pre-cooked
- 1/4 C pesto sauce
- 1/4 C Kalamata olives
- 1 large tomato
- 1/4 C crumbled feta cheese
- Place pasta in a large bowl.
- Add pesto and stir to combine. Toss with remaining ingredients. Season with a flaky sea salt and ground pepper, to taste.
Check out rest of my day of eats below, and be sure to link up to Jenn’s WIAW baby at the bottom!
Maybe half a cup of coffee (I only drink it out of ritual). Then the morning cocktail I detailed last week.
I prepped another Vanilla-Cinnamon Spirulina Chia Pudding the night before because I know I’d have a super busy day. This is a pic I posted with the recipe last week. It’s much prettier than the un-staged one. 😉
After a workout and running in the zero gravity treadmill, I was starving and smelly. I also had to be about 20 mins north for an appointment. Thankfully, I’d planned ahead. I cleaned myself with baby wipes and changed in the bathroom after the run. However, I forgot underwear. The rest of the day was spent commando. Slightly uncomfortable, but fun. HA!
Anyway, lunch was eaten down the street from my appointment at one of my favorite spots. Sans panties.
Yesterday’s delicious octopus salad @elpescadorfishmarket. It’s really rare for me to order the same thing at any restaurant, but I love their octopus so much, I can’t bring myself to order anything different. 🐙 I’m still thinking about it 24 hours later. Today’s lunch was much less yummy. I ate leftover salmon and green beans in the car on the way to the airport. 😝 Are you a Same order person or do you try new things?
After a long, crazy day, I was really happy to have my pasta salad in the fridge and ready to eat. We had that, plus some leftover Balsamic Mediterranean Chicken.
I’m writing this on a plane to Atlanta! So excited to see my mom… and get out of the 95 degree San Diego weather!!!
Have you ever forgotten underwear?
What’s your favorite pasta salad add?