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Easy Gluten Free Vegetarian Pasta Salad

 
One serving costs about $0.95

$0.95 per serving

6 people like this recipe

6 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

4 side dish,lunch,main course,main dish,dinner
spoonacular Score:81%

Spoonacular Score: 81%

 

Easy Gluten Free Vegetarian Pasta Salad requires around around 45 minutes from start to finish. For 95 cents per serving, you get a main course that serves 4. One serving contains 568 calories, 16g of protein, and 9g of fat. This recipe is liked by 6 foodies and cooks. This recipe from Foodista requires sea salt, olive oil, pepper, and orange juice. Taking all factors into account, this recipe earns a spoonacular score of 80%, which is spectacular. Users who liked this recipe also liked Healthier Mayo Free Waldorf Salad: Vegetarian & Gluten Free, Easy Vegetarian Stir Fry with Honey Ginger Pineapple and Cashew Cream Sauce {Gluten Free}, and Easy Vegetarian Stir Fry with Honey Ginger Pineapple and Cashew Cream Sauce {Gluten Free}.

No one wine will suit every pasta dish. Pasta in a tomato-based sauce will usually work well with a medium-bodied red, such as a montepulciano or chianti. Pasta with seafood or pesto will fare better with a light-bodied white, such as a pinot grigio. Cheese-heavy pasta can pair well with red or white - you might try a sangiovese wine for hard cheeses and a chardonnay for soft cheeses. We may be able to make a better recommendation if you ask again with a specific pasta dish.

Ingredients

Servings:
1 lb
1 lb gluten-free pasta
gluten-free pasta
2 Tbsps
2 Tbsps plain greek yogurt
plain greek yogurt
1 tsp
1 tsp orange zest
orange zest
2 tsps
2 tsps fresh orange juice
fresh orange juice
2 Tbsps
2 Tbsps olive oil
olive oil
1 lb
1 lb fresh grapes
fresh grapes
0.25 cups
0.25 cups fresh cilantro
fresh cilantro
0.25 tsps
0.25 tsps sea salt
sea salt
0.25 tsps
0.25 tsps black pepper
black pepper
1 lb gluten-free pasta
1 lb
gluten-free pasta
2 Tbsps plain greek yogurt
2 Tbsps
plain greek yogurt
1 tsp orange zest
1 tsp
orange zest
2 tsps fresh orange juice
2 tsps
fresh orange juice
2 Tbsps olive oil
2 Tbsps
olive oil
1 lb fresh grapes
1 lb
fresh grapes
0.25 cups fresh cilantro
0.25 cups
fresh cilantro
0.25 tsps sea salt
0.25 tsps
sea salt
0.25 tsps black pepper
0.25 tsps
black pepper

Equipment

bowl
bowl
bowl
bowl


Instructions

Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside to cool for 10 minutes. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients; gently toss to combine. Transfer pasta salad to four serving bowls. Serve chilled.

Read the detailed instructions on Foodista.com – The Cooking Encyclopedia Everyone Can Edit

Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $0.95
Ingredient
1 pound gluten-free pasta
2 Tbsps plain greek yogurt
1 teaspoon orange zest
2 teaspoons fresh orange juice
2 Tbsps olive oil
1 pound fresh grapes
¼ cups fresh cilantro
¼ teaspoons black pepper
Price
$0.97
$0.21
$0.11
$0.03
$0.33
$2.01
$0.13
$0.01
$3.81

Tips

Health Tips

  • You can easily replace regular noodles with whole wheat noodles to add a little extra fiber, protein, vitamins, and minerals to this dish. Just don't make the mistake of assuming that because the pasta is whole wheat, you can eat as much as you want. The calories and the effect on your blood sugar is not so drastically different!

  • Although the body needs salt to survive, most of us get too much. The problem with consuming too much salt (what chemists call "sodium chloride") is actually the sodium part, which is why people concerned about high blood pressure go on low-sodium diets. If you are trying to reduce salt in your diet, you can try salt substitutes like potassium chloride or try to make do with less salt by using more black pepper, herbs, and spices.

  • Sea salt is not healthier than table salt, contrary to what you may have heard. Sea salt is usually 97.5% sodium chloride (same as regular old table salt) and the minerals accounting for the rest are too insignificant to make a difference?unless you plan on consuming sea salt by the pound, in which case the health benefits from the minerals will definitely be outweighed by the negative effects of all the sodium you are consuming!

Price Tips

  • Sea salt can add a unique texture or provide bursts of salty goodness, but ONLY when it isn't being dissolved. So if you have expensive sea salt, save it for sprinkling on salads or dark chocolate cookies, don't try to use it in your pasta sauce or soup. Once sea salt dissolves, the flavor is indistinguishable from table salt from the shaker (after all, they are chemically the same thing, sodium chloride).

Cooking Tips

  • The best method for cooking pasta is pretty controversial, but most sources seem to reach a consensus. Check out our lesson on how to cook pasta in the academy.

  • If you're using olive oil to cook at high temperatures, make sure that the olive oil you're using has a high smoke point because heating an oil past its smoke point can ruin the flavor and even release harmful compounds into your dish. Many people recommend saving extra-virgin olive oil for cold dishes or for adding the finishing touch to a warm dish. You could also use canola oil, coconut oil, or another good high-temperature oil to be on the safe side.

Green Tips

  • Grapes are one of the so-called "dirty dozen", so if you are concerned about pesticide residues in your food, buy organic grapes (and raisins!)

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
567 Calories
16g Protein
8g Total Fat
106g Carbs
29% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
567
28%

Fat
8g
14%

  Saturated Fat
1g
8%

Carbohydrates
106g
35%

  Sugar
21g
23%

Cholesterol
0.38mg
0%

Sodium
157mg
7%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
16g
33%

Selenium
72µg
104%

Manganese
1mg
57%

Phosphorus
248mg
25%

Copper
0.48mg
24%

Vitamin K
24µg
23%

Fiber
4g
19%

Magnesium
69mg
17%

Potassium
495mg
14%

Vitamin B6
0.27mg
13%

Vitamin B1
0.19mg
12%

Zinc
1mg
12%

Vitamin B3
2mg
11%

Iron
1mg
11%

Vitamin B2
0.17mg
10%

Vitamin E
1mg
9%

Vitamin C
6mg
8%

Folate
25µg
6%

Vitamin B5
0.59mg
6%

Calcium
45mg
5%

Vitamin A
152IU
3%

covered percent of daily need

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