Gluten-Free BLT Pasta Salad

BLT Pasta Salad {Gluten-free, nut-free} | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

This gluten-free BLT Pasta Salad is the perfect pasta salad to serve a crowd! If you love BLT sandwiches this is a must-make! The salty bacon, along with the sweet tomatoes, and fresh lettuce all dressed in a creamy dressing is so nourishing and flavorful. Such a great meal for any gathering! Top this with a perfectly cooked egg for added flavor and protein!

BLT Pasta Salad | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

This BLT Pasta Salad is:

Flavorful

Hearty

Creamy with an added lettuce crunch

and

Perfect for any BLT lover (like myself).

BLT Pasta Salad | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

I love this gluten-free rice pasta (made with only brown rice as the ingredient), because it’s easier for me to digest, and nobody knows it’s gluten-free! I make this as an easy BBQ or dinner side, and it’s great for leftovers, too!

BLT Pasta Salad | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

BLT Pasta Salad | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

BLT Pasta Salad

Preparation 10 minutes 2017-07-26T00:10:00+00:00 Cook Time 0:15 2017-07-26T00:15:00+00:00 Serves 8     adjust servings

Ingredients

Pasta Salad

  • 1 package gluten-free pasta (12 ounce bag), cooked according to package instructions
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
  • 2 heads romaine lettuce, roughly chopped
  • 1 package nitrate-free bacon, cooked until crispy
  • 1/4 cup scallions, sliced thin
  • Optional: 4 hardboiled eggs, sliced into quarters
  • Optional: a dash of hot sauce

Dressing

Instructions

  1. Place all salad ingredients into a large mixing bowl.
  2. In a high-speed blender, blend all dressing ingredients until well combined.
  3. Pour dressing over salad ingredients and mix well.
  4. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve!

Four-Ingredient Lightened Up Piña Colada

4 Ingredient Lightened Up Piña Colada (dairy-free, paleo-friendly) - Lexi's Clean Kitchen

This Four Ingredient Lightened Up Piña Colada is the perfect simple and refreshing Summer drink! Simply toss all of the ingredients into a blender, buzz, and sip!

4 Ingredient Lightened Up Pina Colada | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

I am so excited to partner with my friends at Pacific Foods to bring you today’s recipe. I love to lighten up dishes with their coconut milk instead of using canned coconut milk! It makes the dish, or cocktail, lighter, while still being super creamy!

4 Ingredient Lightened Up Piña Colada

We had so much fun testing this recipe. We could not get over how fun and customizable this drink was! Want to turn it into popsicles? Pour it into a popsicle mold, freeze overnight and devour! Want to spice it up a bit? Add some lemon or lime juice for an extra zing!

4 Ingredient Lightened Up Pina Colada {Dairy-free, no added sugar} | Lexi's Clean KitchenNo added sugar, dairy-free, and paleo-friendly! A cocktail WIN in my book!

This drink is GREAT without the rum as well for a cooling and flavorful Virgin Piña Colada! Simply ditch the rum to make these mocktails for the non-drinkers in your life!

4 Ingredient Lightened Up Pina Colada | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Definitely, a new go-to Summer cocktail to make for weekend entertaining!

Four Ingredient Lightened Up Piña Colada

Preparation 10 minutes 2017-07-26T00:10:00+00:00 Cook Time 0:00 2017-07-26T00:00:00+00:00 Serves 2     adjust servings

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in a high-speed blender.
  2. Blend on high until well combined. You should not be able to see any pinneaple pieces.
  3. Taste and adjust ice as needed. The consistency should be very thick but smooth enough to drink!

Recipe Notes

  • *Triple this recipe to serve a crowd!
  • **You can use any Pacific Foods Coconut Milk you like. This is different than full-fat canned coconut milk!
  • ***I like adding a pinch of sea salt, but you can omit this step!

This recipe is sponsored by Pacific Foods. All opinions are always 100% my own!

Lexi’s Weekly Dinner Plan Week 32

Weekly Dinner Plan Week 32 | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

If you have been on the lookout for SIMPLE Summer meals, this week’s Dinner Plan is for you! This week’s menu is filled with thirty minute or less meals that are perfect for these beautiful, busy Summer days when you really don’t want to be stuck inside cooking!

If you are new to the meal plans, you can find them all, equipped with *free* printable shopping lists, in our easy Meal Plan Tab on the blog! If you’ve been loving them, we’d love to hear your favorites so far!

Weekly Dinner Plan Week 32 | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Monday: Spicy Chicken in Tomatoes

Tuesday: Lemon-Basil Shrimp Salad

Wednesday: Grilled Fish Bowls with Garlic Scapes and Kale

Thursday: Strawberry Asparagus Salad with Bacon and Almonds

Friday: Out

Saturday: Cauliflower Baked Ziti

Sunday: Leftovers

Grab your free printable shopping list HERE!

Make a swap throughout the week from the Lexi’s Clean Kitchen Cookbook!

The Scallops Provencal on page 192, Sesame Seared Ahi Tuna Salad on page 150, and BBQ Chicken Pizza on page 176 are some of our Summer favorites!

Cold Asian Noodle Salad [VIDEO]

Gluten Free Cold Asian Noodle Salad {Gluten-free, no added sugar, 30 minutes or less, vegetarian option} | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

If you are looking for a simple side-dish to feed a crowd for weekend BBQing or a great on-the-go lunch, this Cold Asian Noodle Salad is perfect! Simply chop up all of the veggies, mix together the sauce, add in some rice noodles and BOOM. Your Summer salad is complete.

Cold Asian Noodle Salad {Gluten-free, Vegetarian} | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Cold Asian Noodle Salad {Gluten-free, Vegetarian} | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

All the veggies! They add a great crunch and beautiful colors. This salad will be on repeat for every summer gathering! Mark my words!

Cold Asian Noodle Salad {Gluten-free, Vegetarian} | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Add some optional chicken to take this from a side dish to a hearty main!

Cold Asian Noodle Salad {Gluten-free, Vegetarian} | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Cold Asian Noodle Salad

Preparation 10 minutes 2017-07-26T00:10:00+00:00 Cook Time 8 minutes 2017-07-26T00:08:00+00:00 Serves 8     adjust servings

Ingredients

Sauce

  • 1/3 cup coconut aminos
  • 3 tablespoons peanut butter or almond butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon fish sauce 
  • 2 teaspoons rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons fresh ginger, grated, more to taste
  • 2 teaspoons garlic, grated, more to taste
  • 2 teaspoons chili sauce
  • 2 teaspoon toasted sesame oils, plus more to put on noodles
  • 1/2 lime juiced, more to taste
  • Optional 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes, more to taste

Other Ingredients

  • 1 8.8 oz package Vermicelli Rice noodles, cooked based on package instructions
  • 2 carrots, sliced thin
  • 1 Red bell pepper, sliced thin
  • 1 Yellow bell pepper, sliced thin
  • 1/4 cup scallions, sliced thin
  • 1/4 purple cabbage, sliced thin
  • 1 cup snap peas
  • 1 cucumber, sliced thin
  • 2 tablespoon cilantro, roughly chopped, more to taste
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • optional: shredded rotisserie chicken
  • optional edamame 
  • optional: add peanuts

Instructions

  1. Add all sauce ingredients to a high-speed blender and blend until combined. Set aside.
  2. Toss chopped veggies, rice noodles, cilantro, and sesame seeds into a medium mixing bowl. Add in chicken if using. Pour in sauce and mix well. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed.
  3. Serve cold topped with scallions and peanuts if using.

Lexi’s Weekly Dinner Plan Week 28

If you haven’t tried the Coconut Curry Ceviche or the Fish Tacos, this week is definitely a must-make! The perfect light and healthy meals for these warm Spring days!

New to the meal plans? You can find them all, equipped with *free* printable shopping lists, in our easy Meal Plan Tab on the blog! If you’ve been loving them, we’d love to hear your favorites so far!

Weekly Dinner Plan 28 | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Monday: Fish Tacos with Tropical Salsa (30 minutes or less, dairy-free, gluten-free, and paleo-friendly)

Tuesday: Thai Meatballs (30 minutes or less, dairy-free, egg free, gluten-free, nut-free, paleo-friendly)

Wednesday: Coconut Curry Ceviche (Dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, paleo-friendly)

Thursday: Chicken Milanese (Paleo-friendly, gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free if you omit the parmesan cheese)

Friday: Lemon Vegetable Risotto (vegetarian, gluten-free, egg-free, and nut free)

Saturday: Out

Sunday: Father’s Day

Grab your free printable shopping list HERE!


 It’s GIVEAWAY TIME!

If you missed last weeks dinner plan, I’ve partnered with KitchenAid® to bring you this awesome 5-Ply Copper Core 10-Piece Set valued at $999.99!

TO ENTER: Simply cook a dish from one of my meal plans and tag @lexiscleankitchen, @KitchendAid.Healthy, and #LCKmealplan on social media! You can enter more than once by cooking multiple meals! Make sure your profile is public so we can see the entries!

Giveaway ends June 30th at 6pm PST.

KitchenAid Giveaway | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Lexi’s Weekly Dinner Plan Week 21

Egg Rolls in a bowl, Indian Spiced Chicken and Cauliflower, a hearty Breakfast Salad, and more, make up this week’s dinner meal plan! Equipped for leftovers and tons of flavor!

If you missed the start of the plans, don’t worry, you can join in on your own month anytime! Find all of the meal plans, equipped with *free* printable shopping lists, in our easy Meal Plan Tab on the blog! If you’ve been loving them, we’d love to hear your favorites so far!

Meal-Plan-Graphic-Week-21

Monday: Cioppino Stew (30 minutes or less, low-carb, dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, paleo-friendly)

Tuesday: Loaded Taco Skillet (30 minutes or less, low-carb, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, and nut-free)

Wednesday: Leftovers

Thursday: One-Pan Indian Spiced Chicken and Cauliflower (Dairy-free, low-carb, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, paleo-friendly, Whole30 compliant if you use ghee!)

Friday: Leftovers

Saturday: BRINNER: Green Goddess Breakfast Salad (Dairy-free, paleo-friendly, nut-free, gluten-free, grain-free, low-carb, and Whole30 compliant)

Sunday: Egg Roll Bows (30 minutes or less, low-carb, paleo-friendly, dairy-free, and grain-free)

Grab your free printable shopping list HERE!

Make a side-dish from the Lexi’s Clean Kitchen Cookbook! The Kung Pao Cauliflower (page 222) is a great low-carb dish to pair with the Egg Roll Bowls! SO simple to make and so so flavorful! You can also add the Burnt Broccoli on page 230 to the Green Goddess Breakfast Salad as a nice crispy and flavorful touch!

Dessert idea: These Blueberry Crumb Bars are gluten-free, grain-free, refined sugar-free, and are exploding with flavor! Such a great way to celebrate blueberry season!


As always, if you have meal plan feedback, please send me an email at Lexi@Lexiscleankitchen.com! I’d absolutely love to hear from you!

Happy Cooking!