Summer Pasta Salad with Avocados From Peru

by Marla on July 21, 2014 · 19 comments

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Summer Pasta Salad | #glutenfree

Happy Monday! We are so in love with this Summer Pasta Salad with Avocados From Peru & have been feasting on it often.

This salad is filled with flavor & great for ya ingredients. Pack it in your lunchbox, serve at campouts, BBQ’s & picnics!

Summer Pasta Salad | #glutenfree

Heirloom tomatoes & Avocados from Peru make this salad colorful & vibrant…

Summer Pasta Salad | #glutenfree

I had some rice noodles in the pantry ~ so I used those.

Summer Pasta Salad | #glutenfree

That means this pasta salad is gluten free too, so everyone can enjoy it!

Summer Pasta Salad | #glutenfree

Fresh basil & a light (no mayo) dressing make this perfect for bikini season.

Tamari (gluten free soy sauce), green onion & zesty shallots add to the delicate flavor. Enjoy!

Summer Pasta Salad | #glutenfree

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Summer Pasta Salad

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 2-4 servings

Summer Pasta Salad


  • 8 ounces Rice Noodles, cook to package directions
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 tablespoon Tamari or Soy Sauce
  • 1 Avocado From Peru, diced & tossed with some Lemon Juice
  • 12 mini Heirloom Tomatoes, quartered & discard seeds
  • 1/2 cup Toasted Pine Nuts
  • 1/4 cup Green Onion, Chopped
  • 1 chopped Shallot
  • 1 tablespoon Fresh Basil, chopped + more for garnish
  • Garlic Salt & Black Pepper to taste


  • Cook & drain pasta. Toss with some olive oil & tamari. Let cool.
  • While the pasta is cooking ~ Toast Pine Nuts: In a small sauce pan heat pine nuts on the stove top over medium heat. As soon as they become fragrant & slightly browned toss with tongs, continue to toast until you achieve desired browning. Watch carefully so they do not burn. Let cool.
  • Put it all together: Toss rice noodles with the rest of the ingredients & season to taste with salt & pepper. Top with fresh basil leaves.
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