Gluten-Free & Vegan Summer Corn Pasta Salad

This gluten-free and vegan salad recipe is perfect for summer!

Ingredients
  • 1/2 lb. gluten-free penne pasta
  • 1 large zucchini, thinly sliced crosswise
  • 6 button mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 1 (10oz.) package frozen corn kernels, thawed and drained
  • 4 cups fresh spinach
  • 1 tsp. grated lemon zest
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 chives, finely chopped
  • ¼ tsp. crushed red pepper
  • ½ tsp. sea salt
  • ¼ tsp. freshly ground black pepper
Instructions
  • In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package instructions. Drain pasta, transfer to a large bowl, and toss with zucchini, mushrooms, corn and spinach. Set aside.
  • In a small mixing bowl, combine lemon zest, juice, olive oil, chives, red pepper, sea salt and black pepper; whisk well to combine.
  • Pour olive oil mixture over cooked pasta mixture; gently toss to combine.
  • Transfer to a serving bowl and serve immediately or cover and store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
  • Serve chilled or at room temperature.


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About the Author
Amie Valpone, HHC, AADP is the Editor-in-Chief of TheHealthyApple.com ; she is a Manhattan based Personal Chef, Culinary Nutritionist, Professional Recipe Developer, Food Photographer and Writer specializing in simple gluten-free and dairy-free ‘Clean’ recipes for the home cook.  Amie recently healed herself from six years of chronic pain, exhausting every doctor in the country and Mayo Clinic; she shares her story of how Clean Eating  saved her life and inspires you to Clean up your food, too.  Amie lives in Manhattan, NYC where she cooks for a variety of clients including celebrities and people with busy lifestyles who enjoy healthy, fresh food. Amie's work appears on Martha Stewart, Fox News Health, WebMD, The Huffington Post, The Food Network, Glamour Magazine, Clean Eating Magazine, SHAPE Magazine, Prevention Magazine and many others. Visit Amie on Facebook at: The Healthy Apple, Twitter @TheHealthyAppleInstagram and Pinterest.
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