Summer Gluten Free Pasta Salad

Summer Pasta Salad

Summer Gluten Free Pasta Salad

Using summer-time seasonal ingredients this gluten free pasta salad is a crowd pleaser. Fresh tomatoes, mozzarella and corn add texture, color and flavor. Served hot or cold, this salad is rounded off with a simple dressing and topped with slithers of fresh basil.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Course: Pasta
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: gluten-free
Servings: 4


  • large pot, strainer, large serving bowl, zester, small mixing bowl


  • 1 pound Gluten Free penne
  • 3 ears fresh corn Cut off kernels once corn is cooked
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1.5 cups fresh mozzarella-cubed
  • 4 whole tomatoes- cored and diced
  • 1 whole lemon- grated zest
  • 1 cup basil leaves- fresh and in ribbons


  • 3 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp finely minced garlic
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves cut in ribbons


Cook the Pasta

  • Penne pasta
  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boiland add the pasta. About 2 minutes before pasta finishes cooking add the corn kernels. Continue cooking until pasta is al dente and the corn is tender but crisp. Drain the padta and corn and add the oil to prevent the pasta from sticking together. Shake the strainer to distribute the oil and stop the cooking.
    Pasta Salad

Combine pasta and fresh ingredients

  • In a large serving bowl, toss the pasta and corn with fresh mozzarella, tomatoes and lemon zest.
    Summer Pasta Salad
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