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Gluten Free Pasta Salad with Rice Noodles

The Herbeevore
This gluten free pasta salad recipe is loaded with vegetables and rice noodles in a bright and tangy dressing. A great make ahead lunch, refreshing and crunchy.  Vegetarian, gluten free, and dairy free -  perfect for everyone at your table.
4.91 from 11 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Pasta, Salad
Cuisine American, Asian
Servings 8 servings
Calories 329 kcal


For the Salad

  • 12 ounces rice noodles make sure they are certified gluten free
  • 4 cups arugula or fresh spinach
  • 1 cup green cabbage shredded
  • 1 cup red cabbage shredded
  • 1 cucumber diced
  • 2 carrots shredded
  • 1 avocado sliced

For the Dressing


  • Cook spaghetti according to package instructions.  Rinse under cool water, drain, and place in a very large bowl.
  • Add the arugula, green cabbage, red cabbage, cucumber, and carrots. 
  • Add all the dressing ingredients to a mason jar and shake well. Pour dressing over the noodles and vegetables, and toss well to combine.
  • Add sliced avocado to the top of the salad, serve and enjoy!


Dietary Modifications for this Rice Noodle Pasta Salad:

  • This recipe is naturally vegan, vegetarian, and dairy free.
  • To make gluten free, make sure you are using gluten free noodles or rice noodles.  Also make sure you use tamari or coconut aminos (just soy sauce).
  • If you aren't vegan or vegetarian, you can add some cooked chicken for protein.
  • To make nut free, avoid the peanut oil and substitute another neutral oil instead, like olive oil.
  • This recipe is refined sugar free, just make sure any ingredient you add to the sauce doesn't contain added sugars.

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Calories: 329kcalCarbohydrates: 50gProtein: 3gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gSodium: 99mgPotassium: 357mgFiber: 4gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 2991IUVitamin C: 22mgCalcium: 55mgIron: 1mg
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