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Cold Gluten Free Chicken Salad Pasta

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. It is as simple as getting a celiac disease test to find out whether someone is intolerent to gluten, as some people may not be sure. 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

Instructions:

  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?

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