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My Go-To Summer BBQ Pasta Salad Recipe (Vegetarian, Gluten Free)

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This is a perfect Summer BBQ Pasta Salad to bring to a cookout, tailgate, potluck, or brunch! Loaded with veggies and easy to make ahead – this is one crowd pleaser pasta salad that everyone will want seconds of!

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There’s nothing better than a big batch of pasta salad for a summer cookout and BBQ! Whether I’m hosting or heading over to a friend’s place, I always aim to make something that I can cook ahead of time. That way I get myself ready day-of, and grab the dish on my way out the door.

This Fresh Summer Pasta Salad Recipe Is:

  • Bright
  • Crunchy
  • Tangy
  • Vibrant
  • Loaded with Flavor
  • Colorful
  • Vegetarian, and gluten free by using GF pasta

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Family Pasta Salad Recipes For the WIN!

My mom sent me over this recipe, and was raving about it! Pasta salads are big in our family, and this one was exceptional! It was hearty, healthy, and the lemon juice was so great in the dressing. I posted my recipe for my Swim Meet pasta salad before, and this is another variation on it. As with all pasta salads, the leftovers just get better and better, so I made a double batch for lunches for the rest of the week. The below recipe is a single batch (serves 8) but is very easy to double, or half. This recipe is vegetarian, and can easily be veganized by leaving out the cheese.

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Whats In This Summer BBQ Pasta Salad?

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How Do I Make this Summer BBQ Pasta Salad?

  1. Boil a large pot of salted water, and cook pasta according to package. Drain and rinse noodles under cold water to stop them cooking. Set aside.
  2. Dice the cucumber and tomatoes, slice the peppers into fine bite-sized ribbons, chop the carrot and the spinach, and all all veggies to a bowl. Add the pasta, olives, and dressing – toss to coat. Squeeze the lemon juice over the salad and toss once more. Add a pinch of oregano, and season with Salt and Pepper if needed! Crumble feta on top and voila!
  3. For leftovers – I like to take a quart sized mason jar, fill half with pasta salad, and half with fresh spinach and enjoy for a quick and easy lunch!

Eat Seasonal with This Summer Vegetable Pasta Salad Recipe

This summer vegetable pasta salad is a great way to get in some seasonal fresh produce!  Summer time means fresh garden tomatoes, cucumbers, and bell peppers. Combine all these amazing fresh ingredients into this healthy and delicious summer bbq pasta salad. And add in some fresh chopped herbs for a little extra freshness and taste of summer!

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Other Popular Summer Side Dishes For BBQ season!

Pantry 3 Bean Salad (Vegan, Gluten Free, No Cook Sides)

Summer White Bean & Veggie Salad (Vegan, Gluten Free)

Instant Pot Vegetarian Cowboy Beans Recipe (Vegan, Gluten Free)

BBQ Deviled Eggs Recipe (Vegetarian, Gluten Free)

BLT Ranch Pasta Salad Recipe (Gluten Free, Vegan/Vegetarian Options)
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Get the Same Ingredients I Use in My No Mayo Summer BBQ Pasta Side Salad!

I get all the fresh produce for my recipes from my garden and from Misfits Market – they sell all organic produce at a super discounted price, and it’s purchased direct from the farmers. We get Misfit Market boxes every other week and love picking out our favorite seasonal produce for delivery.  You can get $10 off your first box by clicking here! 

If you think organic produce is too expensive… think again, and give Misfits Market a look!

As always, if you make this vegetarian and gluten free summer pasta salad recipe be sure to leave me a comment, rate this recipe, and tag me @theherbeevore on Instagram so I can feature you.  I love seeing all your photos of my recipe recreations!

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Go-To Summer BBQ Pasta Salad (Vegetarian, Gluten Free)

The Herbeevore
This is a perfect Summer BBQ Pasta Salad to bring to a cookout, tailgate, potluck, or brunch! Loaded with veggies and easy to make ahead.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Appetizer, Pasta, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 8 servings
Calories 145 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Boil a large pot of salted water, and cook pasta according to package. Drain and rinse noodles under cold water to stop them cooking. Set aside.
  • Dice the cucumber and tomatoes, slice the peppers into fine bite-sized ribbons, chop the spinach, and all all veggies to a bowl. Add the pasta and dressing - toss to coat. Squeeze the lemon juice over the salad and toss once more. Add a pinch of oregano, and season with Salt and Pepper if needed! Crumble cheddar on top and voila!
  • For leftovers - I like to take a quart sized mason jar, fill half with pasta salad, and half with fresh spinach and enjoy for a quick and easy lunch!

Notes

Save Money on Organic Produce!

I get all the fresh produce for my recipes from my garden and from Misfits Market - they sell all organic produce at a super discounted price, and it’s purchased direct from the farmers. We get Misfit Market boxes every other week and love picking out our favorite seasonal produce for delivery.  You can get $10 off your first box by clicking here! 
If you think organic produce is too expensive... think again, and give Misfits Market a look!

Nutrition

Calories: 145kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 4gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 385mgPotassium: 191mgFiber: 1gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 917IUVitamin C: 32mgCalcium: 119mgIron: 1mg
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