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With Labor Day around the corner here is one of my fave, make-ahead side dish for any get together! This is more of a template than a recipe that can be both gluten free and dairy free .You can throw in WHATEVER ingredients sound good or simply add what you have on hand!👉🏻Pick a pasta( 4 cups)👉🏻Pick your veggies ( 2-4 cups)👉🏻Pick a few fun toppings (cheese, nuts, seeds, protein etc.) (~1/2 cup)👉🏻Pick your dressing (~3/4 cup)✴️ Make this FUN starch+ veggie side when feeling in a rut with lunch prep.
1boxfusilli pasta(I used cassava but @eatbanza or a lentil based pasta is also a great higher protein choice!)
1/3cupextra virgin olive oil
1/3cupred wine vinegar
pepper to taste
Combine all ingredients together and marinate in the fridge! Toss in shortly before serving
You can also use store-bought dressing! 3/4 bottle of the Italian Pepperoncini @sirkensingtons vinaigrette is so good!Other optional add in ingredients? ➡️Chickpeas ➡️Pepperoncini ➡️Roasted Red Peppers ➡️Fennel, choppedAnother Note:Blood sugar stability is SO important for hormone health, reducing cravings, and for PCOS management!💥Tips for making this pasta salad a blood sugar stabilizing meal? 👉🏻Make the pasta salad a side and pair with a palm full of protein and 1/2 plate of veggie slaw 👉🏻Use a bean based pasta for a protein boost 👉🏻Keep your pasta to veggie ratio at least equal! 👉🏻Add organic full fat cheese or nuts and seeds as a fat source 👉🏻If making the pasta salad a meal try topping over leafy greens and adding beans or a protein to the bowl!