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Gluten Free Pesto Pasta Salad

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  • Author: Elaine VanVleck
  • Total Time: 18 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


This easy recipe for gluten free pesto pasta salad is a delicious summer side dish. It is a cold Italian pasta salad that uses creamy basil pesto. This healthy salad includes arugula, cannellini beans and walnuts.



16 ounce bag Gluten Free Elbow Pasta
8 ounce jar Basil Pesto
2 - 15.5 ounce cans Cannellini Beans, drained and rinsed
5 ounce package Baby Arugula, rinsed and dried
1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese, finely grated
1/2 tsp Sea Salt
1/4 tsp Coarse Ground Black Pepper
1/3 cup Walnuts, chopped


Cook the past per the instructions on the package. Drain and rinse in cold water.

In a large serving bowl add the pasta, pesto, beans, arugula, cheese, salt, pepper and walnuts. Stir to combine.

Chill for at least 30 minutes before serving.

Store in an air tight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Category: Side Dish, Salads
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: Gluten Free