Cold Gluten Free Chicken Salad Pasta

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Disclosure: This post is in partnership with Barilla Canada. As always, opinions are all mine.

With the beautiful weather now in full swing here in Toronto we don’t want to spend too much time in the hot kitchen. This week we are going Gluten Free in partnership with Barilla as the month of May is Celiac Awareness Month! More than 330,000 Canadians (about 1 in 100) are affected by Celiac disease. If you aren’t too familiar with Celiac Disease – Those who suffer from Celiac Disease cannot eat foods that contain gluten. Barilla makes it easy to make delicious meals that the whole family can enjoy while also being gluten-free!

This week our family is going Gluten-Free and will be sharing three delicious recipes as we take on this challenge. We are are looking forward to meal number two tomorrow, and hope you enjoy these recipes this week!

Our first meal with this delicious Cold Gluten Free Chicken Salad Pasta. The house has been sweltering the past few days, and without wanting to turn on the air conditioner just yet we wanted to make something that was quick, easy and wouldn’t bring a lot of heat into the kitchen by using the stove for too long and this turned out great.

Ingredients Needed:

  • 3 cups Barilla Rotini Gluten Free Pasta
  • Three medium-sized boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • One medium English cucumber
  • 30 cherry tomatoes halved
  • Three cloves freshly chopped garlic
  • Three sprigs finely chopped dill
  • 1 1/2 cup mayo
  • Three hard boiled eggs, medium chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • parsley, three springs, to top


  1. Cook Barilla Rotini Gluten Free Pasta just past al dente and cool off under cold.
  2. Cut chicken into bite size pieces. On medium heat cook chicken thoroughly. Add diced garlic for last five minutes and set aside to cool.
  3. Cut around 30 cherry tomatoes and add to pasta in a large bowl.
  4. Chop 1 English cucumber small bite size pieces.
  5. Finely chop dill and add to salad.
  6. Add mayo and mix well.
  7. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Top with parsley

Not only is this perfect for these hot summer days, but it’s also quick and easy. The pasta is light, and if you don’t want to just eat this for lunch or dinner it makes an excellent side with BBQ and perfect for any potluck! The colors also make it look gorgeous too, don’t you agree? I’ve always been told people eat with their eyes first. Food looking pretty is always a must!

I know a few people who have to deal with Celiac Disease so I take a lot of pride in being able to come up with some delicious recipes they too can enjoy, especially with a couple potlucks we will be heading to this summer. I remember last summer being hugely pregnant and on my gestational diabetes diet. It’s not fun when everyone is enjoying some delicious food you absolutely cannot eat. So, I like being able to include everyone in meals. This was a lot of fun to make, and enjoy.

What are you looking forward to enjoying most this summer when it comes to foods and salads?


  • Reply robin rue May 30, 2017 at 1:38 pm

    We can’t host a cookout without having a pasta salad to go with the meat. It’s just wrong….so I am trying yours next time :)

  • Reply Terri Steffes May 30, 2017 at 1:39 pm

    I am gluten free due to inflammation and can really see some great possibilities with this product! Thanks for sharing your delicious recipe and thank you for taking on this challenge!

  • Reply Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh May 30, 2017 at 3:54 pm

    We aren’t gluten free, but I recognize that many people are. My daughter has food allergies, so I know the importance of them. With that being said, this pasta looks delish, and I’m thrilled that they are making gluten free pastas for those that need it.

  • Reply Cassie May 30, 2017 at 4:42 pm

    Yum! This looks delicious! I love a good pasta style salad and chicken makes a great added protein

  • Reply Theresa May 30, 2017 at 5:23 pm

    This sounds delicious! I love pasta salad in the summer. Thanks for the recipe idea!

  • Reply karen May 30, 2017 at 5:32 pm

    Gotta say, this gluten free pasta dish looks really yummy! I do not do gluten free, but always am mindful about finding recipes to have on hand so that I am ready for parties or if friends come by for a gathering.

  • Reply Angela Tolsma May 30, 2017 at 5:50 pm

    This sounds perfect for hot summer days! I love find good hardy cold meals. I don’t think I’ve heard of Barilla as a brand will have to seek them out in my local store.

  • Reply Heather May 30, 2017 at 9:27 pm

    I love pasta salad and potato salad – I feel like those two things make a summer BBQ for me. This one looks amazing, and I am definitely going to try it!

  • Reply reesa May 30, 2017 at 10:08 pm

    I love cold pasta salad. It’s perfect for the summer! I will have to make this for my mom since she has celiac.

  • Reply Marcie May 30, 2017 at 10:48 pm

    Yummy! When it’s warm out, I just want cold food. This looks like it’d hit the spot! I love the hard boiled egg!

  • Reply Rhian Westbury May 31, 2017 at 7:15 am

    I try to eat gluten free when I can and with things like pasta I really don’t think you can tell the difference. Sounds like a lovely recipe x

  • Reply Dawn McAlexander May 31, 2017 at 10:08 am

    I love me some pasta salad. I haven’t eaten any in a while. I would love to try this recipe out. I think it looks outstanding!

  • Reply Cindy Ingalls May 31, 2017 at 2:06 pm

    I love a good pasta salad in the summer. There is something about a cold hearty pasta in the heat that feels so refreshing and fulfilling.

  • Reply Charlotte May 31, 2017 at 3:50 pm

    This looks delicious and definitely one for the summer that is upon us! I am a fan of pasta but in the heat it can be too stodgy so a nice cold dish would be a great alternative

  • Reply Jennifer Pilgrim May 31, 2017 at 8:57 pm

    I really love how light this past salad looks! I would love to try this for the next BBQ.

  • Reply Elizabeth O. May 31, 2017 at 10:59 pm

    I love salads like this during the summer. They’re a great way to use all of those fresh produce, not to mention that they’re very refreshing as well. I don’t like heating up the kitchen as much especially during lunch and this is perfect.

  • Reply Kristin June 1, 2017 at 1:21 am

    I am soooo making this! After going gluten free recently there are some things I really miss and pasta salad is one of them!

  • Reply katriza June 1, 2017 at 1:17 pm

    Wow this looks simple and delicious! I love this and we have been craving some pasta lately so maybe this is what I’ll make for dinner tonight!

  • Reply Heather June 1, 2017 at 5:15 pm

    What a beautiful summer salad! My family loves pasta so I’m sure this would be popular at my house.

  • Reply Brittany June 1, 2017 at 6:02 pm

    I don’t know what it is but cold pastas have always been my favorite! They are so good and perfect for any summer event! Yum now I need to make this one!

  • Reply Courtney June 1, 2017 at 8:19 pm

    Omg can we say yum?!?! Everything about this pasta salad looks beyond delicious!!! I must give it a try’

  • Reply Glenda June 1, 2017 at 9:08 pm

    This cold gluten free chicken pasta looks so delicious! I need to pass this recipe over to my niece who is always searching for gluten free recipes.

  • Reply Amber Nelson June 1, 2017 at 10:23 pm

    That looks super delicious. I can’t wait to try this. I am all about going gluten free!

  • Reply Jean June 2, 2017 at 6:48 am

    Whilst I’m not a celiac, I try and eat gluten free as much as I can. This pasta looks so good! Perfect for the summer, and straight forward to do, it’s a winner for me! Can’t wait to try.

  • Reply Krystle Cook June 2, 2017 at 10:02 am

    I love pasta salads. SO many different varieties. This one looks like something I need to try.

  • Reply HilLesha O'Nan June 2, 2017 at 4:53 pm

    Pasta is my weakness! Since I don’t eat meat, I’d love to try this recipe with faux chicken. It looks and sounds so amazingly delicious! :)

  • Reply misty nelson dawn June 9, 2017 at 6:19 pm

    Absolutely looks a yummy and healthy recipe, I bet my husband would surely love this recipe and I can’t wait to try this

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