Gluten Free Cilantro & Olive Pasta Salad

This gluten free cilantro & olive pasta recipe comes together in 15 minutes.  Chop up the cilantro, onions, and black olives while the noodles are cooking.  Make this recipe for family and friends that are not quite ready to let go of noodles for gluten free living or any occasion!  Pair this with a healthy source of protein for nourishing meal. 


GF Pasta Salad with Black Olives & Cilantro

This salad is refreshing, light, and flavorful.  However, the best part is how easy it is to throw this gluten free pasta salad.  The recipe uses a handful of ingredients you probably have in your pantry.  It’s one of the best cold pasta salads and gluten free noodles hold up very well in it!  


This recipe is a hit with kids and people that eat far from gluten free.  By these quinoa noodles instead of veggie noodles, its easier to ease family members and picky eaters into a gluten free lifestyle.  


Cilantro + Black Olives Pasta Salad

This cilantro and black olives pasta salad caters to several special diets.  Make it a vegan recipe by using another (vegan) mayonnaise.  It is gluten free, soy free, corn free (if you use rice or quinoa noodles), and of course vegetarian. 


Gluten Free Summer Salad with Black Olives & Cilantro

This gluten free cilantro & olive pasta salad is the perfect side to a savory meal.  Also, it’s great for work, potlucks, or school lunches.  As you may know, unless your system can handle it well wheat causes inflammation and sensitivity issues.  Fortunately, while eating a gluten free diet you can enjoy pasta and other starch based foods from time to time. 

Cilantro & Olive Pasta Salad
Serves 6
Our must have pasta salad at every get together, the perfect mix of flavors with cilantro, olives, and pasta!
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Prep Time
8 min
Cook Time
7 min
Total Time
15 min
Prep Time
8 min
Cook Time
7 min
Total Time
15 min
  1. 1 package of pasta salad, (8 oz.)
  2. 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  3. 1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped
  4. 1/3 cup black olives, sliced
  5. 2 tablespoons cilantro, finely chopped
  6. 1 teaspoon black pepper
  7. 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  1. Cook the pasta according to the package instructions.
  2. Prep the vegetables, chop the onion, cilantro, and olives.
  3. In a large mixing bowl add the cooked and cooled pasta salad.
  4. Add in the onion, cilantro, olives, black pepper, and salt.
  5. Fold in the mayonnaise.
  6. Refrigerate until serving.
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