Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Gluten-Free Grilled Summer Pasta

I love food blogs. Last week my sweet friend Denise started her food blog She has enough recipes for a cookbook. I was inspired to make her 'Summer Chicken Pasta Salad'. As I gathered my ingredients I realized I did not have enough balsamic, nor did I have fresh basil (I planted some in the garden from's not quite ready) nor did I want to make a trip to the store.

I gathered what I had and created this:

Gluten-Free Grilled Summer Pasta

  • 8 ounce box of DeBoles Gluten-Free Angel Hair Pasta
  • 3/4 cup of sun dried tomatoes in oil
  • 4 cups of grilled veggies cubed: calabasita, asparagus, onion
  • 3 grilled chicken thighs, debone and cube
  • 3/4 cup of Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 6 cloves of Mexican purple garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Prepare pasta per box instructions, rinse in cold water. Heat olive oil to a small simmer add garlic and stir. At this moment your home smells of heaven on earth. In a large prep bowl add all ingredients toss and serve.

This recipe is so versatile just add what you have'll love it. Honest.

Warm Goat Cheese Patti

  • 1/2 inch circle of goat cheese
  • 1 egg plus 1 tablespoon water, beat
  • 1/2 cup of panko
  • 2 tbsp of olive oil

Warm a nonstick pan with olive oil. Dip goat cheese in egg wash then in panko. Pan fry till panko is tan in color, about 2-3 minutes each side. Serve side by side with pasta.


  1. YUM!!!!! i love improvising recipes! glad this worked for you!

  2. Pasta looks yummy.. I will definitely have to try this!!! Thank you girly!!