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Easy Italian Pasta Salad

Gluten Free Pasta Salad rice pasta olives salami cheese protein easy side dishes BBQ side dishes summer BBQ recipes This pasta salad has become another hit at my house, especially as a barbecue side dish in the spring and summer. It is easily made gluten-free and most people don't believe me when I tell them that I make it with rice pasta. You can adapt the recipe to have a little bit more or less flavor depending on your taste. With just 5 ingredients, it doesn't get any easier!

Easy Italian Pasta Salad

Two boxes of your favorite brown rice pasta

1 Tbsp Olive Oil

1 bottle Wishbone Italian Dressing

1 cup chopped olives

1 package of Italian dry salami, chopped

1/2 pound mozzarella cheese, cut into cubes

1. Boil rice pasta according to package. The key to getting perfect al dente rice pasta is to IMMEDIATELY rinse under COLD water and then put a spoonful of olive (or your favorite) oil and toss well.

2. Add dressing to taste. I use a whole bottle between two boxes of pasta as I like a strong flavor but you can easily add less for a lighter taste. The beauty of this pasta is that you don't have to add extra seasonings as the dressing is incredibly flavorful.

3. Add the rest of the ingredients, mix well and chill until ready to serve. That's it!

Let me know if you try this recipe and add in your own favorite ingredients. I love it with fresh broccoli!

Be sure to check out my world famous Fully Loaded Baked Potato Salad and my Strawberry Swirl Cheesecake too :)

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