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Easy Italian Summer Pasta Salad Recipe [Dairy Free & Gluten Free]

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Looking for an easy cold summer pasta salad recipe with chicken? Then you’ll want to make this dairy and gluten free Italian Summer Pasta Salad. It only takes about 20 minutes.

It’s perfect for a light lunch or a quick dinner on a hot summer day or to take along for a summer cookout.

Need more meal planning ideas? Don’t miss our Soy Free and Gluten Free Pineapple Teriyaki Chicken Shish Kabobs recipe or these other summer grilling recipes.

Yellow background with black text Dairy Free & Gluten Free Easy Italian Pasta Salad Recipe above picture of the pasta salad in a white bowl.

Gluten Free Italian Pasta Salad

I don’t know about you, but on hot summer days, I don’t like to turn on the oven.

I prefer to enjoy cold dinners, grill, or make slow cooker recipes. Anything to keep the kitchen from heating up the entire house.

It’s so nice to toss dinner together in less than 30 minutes, especially something I know my kids will happily eat.

This gluten free Italian summer pasta salad is delicious with or without chicken. It’s a flavorful side dish when made without chicken.

Making this cold pasta salad with cooked chicken makes it a tasty dinner option.

Close up overhead view of white bowl filled with cold pasta salad with noodles, peppers, chicken, pepperoni, and grape tomatoes.

Dairy and Gluten Free Italian Pasta Salad Recipe Ingredients:

How to Make an Easy Italian Summer Pasta Salad:

First, cook the pasta according to the package instructions. Allow drained noodles to cool.

Next, dice the salami, pepperoni, peppers and onions. Slice the grape tomatoes in half.

Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl. Pour in the dressing over and toss ingredients to cover in the dressing.

Refrigerate the pasta salad for at least 1 hour and serve cold. The chilling time helps the flavors combine, but if you are pressed for time, you may serve it immediately.

White bowl with Italian pasta salad on table in front of light blue wall.

More Gluten Free Recipes You May Enjoy:

Easy Italian Chicken Summer Pasta Salad (DF, GF)

Easy Italian Chicken Summer Pasta Salad (DF, GF)

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 12 oz Jovial Fusilli Gluten Free Pasta
  • 2 oz Applegate Natural Uncured Genoa Salami
  • 3 oz Applegate Natural Uncured Pork & Beef Pepperoni
  • 1 cup cooked and cubed chicken
  • ½ cup diced red onion
  • 1 cup diced sweet mini bell peppers
  • 1 cup halved grape tomatoes
  • 2 oz Follow Your Heart Parmesan Style Shredded Cheese
  • 2 oz sliced ripe black olives
  • 8 oz Primal Kitchen Italian Vinaigrette with Avocado Oil

Instructions

  1. First, cook the pasta according to the package instructions. Allow drained noodles to cool.
  2. Next, dice the salami, pepperoni, peppers and onions. Slice the grape tomatoes in half.
  3. Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl. Pour in the dressing over and toss ingredients to cover in the dressing.
  4. Refrigerate the pasta salad for at least 1 hour and serve cold.

Notes

Chilling time helps the flavors combine. You can make and serve this with or without chicken.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 486Total Fat: 28gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 67mgSodium: 864mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 4gSugar: 7gProtein: 24g

Nutrition information isn't always accurate and may vary based on ingredients and measurements used.

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