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gluten-free vegetable pasta salad with cheese.

Gluten-Free Pasta Salad with Veggies


This quick and easy Gluten-Free Pasta Salad is the perfect easy lunch recipe. It’s also great for potlucks and parties. This recipe is made gluten-free with dairy-free options.


Units Scale
  • 6 cups water (to cook the pasta)
  • 1 8ounce package gluten-free pasta (rotini, elbows, shells, spaghetti, or penne)
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt (for pasta water)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup button mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 6 ounces marinated artichoke hearts, drained and coarsely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 4 ounces feta cheese, crumbled (use vegan feta cheese for dairy-free diets)


  1. In a large stock pot, bring the water to a rolling boil. Carefully pour in the pasta and sea salt and cover the pot.
  2. Turn the heat to medium-low and simmer for 8-9 minutes, or according to the directions on the package.
  3. While the pasta is cooking, heat one tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat in a large skillet. Add the onion, garlic, mushrooms, tomatoes, and artichoke hearts, and cook for 3-4 minutes, or until the vegetables have softened. Turn off the heat and set the skillet aside while the pasta finishes cooking.
  4. When the pasta is done cooking, carefully drain it in a colander and rinse it with cold running water.
  5. Transfer the cooked and drained pasta to a large serving bowl. Add the cooked vegetables, balsamic vinegar, remaining one tablespoon of olive oil, and feta to the pasta.
  6. Stir gently. Serve immediately or cover and chill in the refrigerator before serving.


  1. Gluten-free pasta can be a little trickier to cook than regular pasta. If it’s overcooked it gets mushy which is why it’s always best to check for doneness a few minutes early rather than later.
  2. Check out my guide to the best gluten-free pasta brands if you’re unsure which ones taste great.
  3. Store the pasta salad covered in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Main dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Keywords: pasta with vegetables, clean eating pasta salad, gluten-free pasta dish