Pass The Dish Gluten-Free Pasta Veggie Salad


This recipe is a great one for a crowd. It is made with gluten-free pasta and is loaded with veggies. Make this one for your Labor Day crowd or bring it along. It has staying power outside because there is no dairy in it.

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Pass The Dish Gluten-Free Veggie Pasta Salad

Makes 30-1/2 Cup Servings


1 14 oz Bag Gluten-Free Pasta

1 Red Bell Pepper

1 Orange Bell Pepper

1 15.5 oz Can Black Beans

1 15 oz Can Whole Kernel Corn

1 16 oz Bag Frozen Peas

1/2 Cup D’Avolio Blood Orange Olive Oil (Divided)

1/2 Cup Cranberry-Pear white balsamic vinegar

1 Cup Italian Parsley

Salt and Pepper to taste


Put a large pot of water on high and cook pasta according to package instructions.

Rinse and dry parsley. Chop.

Meanwhile, dice red and orange bell pepper.

Drain and rinse black beans and drain corn.

Drain pasta in colander. Put 1/4 cup of oil in empty pan. Put pasta back into the pan and lightly toss.

Add bag of frozen peas and stir gently. Add beans, corn and both peppers. Stir gently.

Add remaining 1/4 cup oil and 1/2 cup vinegar. Stir gently. Add parsley. Stir Gently.

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Chopped Chicken Salad Jars



Servings: 4 Main Dish
Prep time: 0:30
Total time: 2:30
Categories: American, Dinner, Lunch, Main Dish, Salad


• 1 Small Zucchini, chopped
• 1 8 Ounce Grape Tomatoes, rinsed and dried
• 2 Cups Chicken, Chopped
• 1 Orange Pepper, chopped
• 1 Can Black Beans, drained and rinsed
• 4 Hardboiled Eggs, chopped


20120801-073326.jpgRinse and dry all vegetables. Rinse and drain black beans and peal and chop eggs roughly. Remove bone and skin and chop chicken

20120801-073453.jpgIn four clean pint Ball jars, add ¼ of the zucchini to each jar. Divide the tomatoes among the jars.

Spoon about ½ cup of chopped chicken into each jar. Gently pack the jars with the back of the spoon. Add orange pepper and spoon black beans into each jar.


Add 1 tablespoon olive oil and 1 1/2 tablespoon white balsamic vinegar. I like a plain oil and fruity vinegarbut use your imaginationand have fun with it. 

20120801-073650.jpgAdd ¼ of the egg packing gently if necessary to fit.


20120801-073744.jpgPut lids on jars being sure they are on securely. Gently invert each jar and search the dressing coat the contents. Chill for at least two hours.



Shake jar lightly and pour into bowl and enjoy. This chopped salad would also be great served over your favorite greens or cold macaroni.

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Chopped Caprese Salad



Chopped Caprese Salad

Servings: 4-6
Prep time: 0:30
Total time: 0:30
Categories: Appetizer, Salad

• 6 Plum Tomatoes
• ½ Red Onion, chopped
• 2 Cloves Garlic
• 1 Cup Basil, loosely packed
• 8 Ounces Fresh Mozzarella, cubed
• 2 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
• 1 Tablespoon White Balsamic Vinegar
• 1 Teaspoon Sea Salt
• Fresh Ground Pepper


Slice plum tomatoes in half lengthwise and on an angle slice off the white stem. Cut in half again into wedges then cut wedges in half crosswise. Add chopped tomatoes to a medium mixing bowl.

Cut red onion in half and chop into ½ inch pieces. Add to bowl.

Remove paper from garlic and chop off stem. Mince or crush through a press and add to bowl.

Tear basil leaves off stems and lay on top of each other. Chiffonade the basil: roll them into a cigar and slice into thin strips. Add them to the mixing bowl by lightly separating them with your fingers.

Chop the mozzarella roughly into approximately ½ inch cubes. Add to bowl.

Add your favorite extra virgin olive oil and white balsamic vinegar. Season with salt and pepper. Mix lightly with clean hands. May be eaten immediately but improves as it sits covered on the counter for up to three hours. Stir lightly before serving. Be sure to have some crusty bread on hand to mop up the juice.

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20120730-081350.jpgHave a yummy day!