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!  The salty bacon, along with the sweet tomatoes, and fresh crisp lettuce all dressed in a creamy dressing is so nourishing and flavorful. Such a great meal for any gathering! Add perfectly cooked hard-boiled eggs for added flavor and protein!

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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 using 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! My two favorite brands are Jovial and Tinkyada.

BLT Pasta Salad | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

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BLT Pasta Salad | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

BLT Pasta Salad

Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 00:15 Total Time 0:25 Serves 8

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

    Directions

    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!
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    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

    Watch the video here:

    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

    Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 8 minutes Total Time 0:18 Serves 8

    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

      Directions

      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.
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