Gluten Free Lentil Pasta Salad with Avocado
A gluten free lentil pasta salad loaded with feta, veggies, chick peas, and a light dressing. This post is sponsored by Hook Line and Savor. All views expressed are that of our own.
Aren’t easy meals the best? I sometimes smile to myself when a dinner meal is so easy to put together, but so darn flavorful! That is exactly how I feel about this Beer Battered Haddock & Gluten Free Pasta Salad meal. Such a high-quality and delicious meal that is 100% gluten free!
If you have someone in your family that has a gluten allergy it can be difficult to find meals the whole family can easily enjoy. In the past, I was so frustrated because our family couldn’t enjoy a meal as simple as fish & chips.
Before Hook Line and Savor hit the market, there was not a good gluten-free battered fish product. In fact, unless I attempted to make it myself, there was seriously NOTHING!
But, rejoice because we finally have a delicious, restaurant-quality option thanks to the allergy-friendly Hook Line and Savor assorted fish products.
They currently make Beer Battered Haddock, Black Bean Crusted Cod, and Citrus Ginger Salmon. Each variety is egg-free, dairy-free, and gluten-free which is unheard of.
What really makes these allergy-friendly frozen fish products a winning meal is that each variety of the three fish flavors comes with a sauce that is also gluten-free, egg-free, and dairy-free making these winners in my book!
Today, I am sharing a delicious gluten-free pasta salad recipe that I make frequently in the summer.
This pasta salad goes so well with this beer battered haddock, I had to share it in time for the Lent season!
Best Gluten Free Pasta for Pasta Salad
Lentil pasta is a great choice for gluten free pasta salad. It has a mild taste and nice texture that works well in a salad.
Lentil pasta is made from lentils, which are legumes. It’s gluten free and has about 4x more fiber and 1/3 less carbohydrates than regular pasta. In addition, It’s packed with protein making it a well balanced food choice.
We have a certain brand that we love that is simply delicious in all recipes. You can find this lentil pasta on Amazon in case you were looking for a new option.
Can You Eat Gluten Free Pasta Cold?
Yes, you can eat gluten-free pasta cold, but since this variety can get gummy you need the moisture from the oil to keep it edible. If your pasta gets too gummy and hard, add some oil to help break it up.
What to Add to Gluten Free Pasta Salad
This recipe makes a standard family meal. You can easily add more ingredients for parties and such! The best ingredients that meld so well together are red onion, chickpeas, avocado, cucumber, and tomato. For extra flavor and flair, you can add feta cheese if you do not have a dairy allergy in your family.
Light Dressing for Gluten Free Pasta Salad
For this pasta salad, I went with a basic and light dressing. I used 3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil and 2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar from Modena. Paired with the natural juices of the ingredients, this was a delicious option with loads of flavor.
Gluten Free Meals for Lent
If you are looking for a gluten-free meal for lent, any Hook Line and Savor products would be perfect. You can also find these other recipes we have made on our site for gluten free Lent meal ideas:
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Get the printable recipe for this Gluten Free Pasta Salad below!
Gluten Free Pasta Salad
- 8 ounces red lentil penne pasta
- 16 ounces chickpeas
- 1 avocado
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes
- 1 cup cucumber
- 1/3 cup red onion diced
- 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar *of Modena
- salt & pepper to taste
- Boil pasta until al dente (about 15 minutes)
- Wash, dry, and chop your veggies- add them to a large glass bowl
- Once pasta is done, rinse under cool water and drain.
- Add pasta to the bowl with the veggies.
- Toss in the spices and oil + vinegar.
- Cover, and place bowl in the fridge to chill for at least 2-3 hours. Enjoy!