This delicious, bright pasta salad is free of gluten, dairy, & mayo but full of nutritious, colorful vegetables & flavor! The garbanzo beans, fresh heirloom tomatoes, and avocado all bring various textures to make the dish very enjoyable. A tasty, refreshing dish to enjoy in the summer that takes only 10 minutes to put together! With a higher ratio of vegetables than pasta, you can stay on track this summer while still enjoying delicious foods.
Gluten-Free Summer Orzo Pasta Salad
prep time: 5 minutes
cook time: 5 minutes
total time: 10 minutes
Ingredients: • 4 oz gluten-free orzo pasta (I used Delallo Gluten Free Corn & Rice Pasta Orzo) • 1 can garbanzo beans • 2 cups baby heriloom tomatoes, diced in half • 1 avocado, diced • 4 cups raw spinach • 2 tbsp olive oil
Instructions: 1. Cook pasta according to package until al dente (approx. 5 min). Let cool then add to a large bowl.
2. Drain liquid from can of garbanzo beans & rinse throughly. Add beans to bowl with pasta.
3. Dice tomatoes in half & avocado into small cubes. Add to bowl along with raw spinach.
4. Drizzle olive oil over ingredients & mix well. Salt & pepper to taste.
5. Place in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour to chill, & serve cold.
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Jenn Horowitz, FNTP, CPT is a Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and Certified Personal Trainer who works to address the root cause of illness. Jenn is the founder of JTH Wellness, a holistic health nutrition counseling practice specialized in helping people with stomach problems take control of their health through nutrition and lifestyle changes. Jenn works to support and educate others so that they can enjoy life again, pain and worry free. Learn more about Jenn’s nutrition counseling services and schedule a free 15-minute discovery session by visiting her website, http://www.JTHwellness.com.