Gluten Free Summer Pasta Salad with Lemon Parsley Dressing

This salad is light and tasty – perfect for summer picnics, cook outs and barbeques. I made this last Saturday for my friends BBQ and nobody knew it was gluten free :)
Ingredients:
8 oz. gluten free penne or spiral pasta
1 yellow bell pepper, chopped
1 cup diced cucumber
2 cups broccoli
4 celery stalks, chopped
1 large tomato, chopped OR about 3-4 cups cheery tomatoes, halved
For the dressing:
1/3 cup finely chopped fresh parsley
1 tablespoons olive oil
¼ cup lemon juice
1 tablespoon lime juice
½ teaspoon white sugar
1 teaspoon onion powder
pepper to taste
 Preparation:
1.     Cook pasta according to the package directions and let cool completely.
2.     In a large bowl, toss together the pasta, yellow pepper, cucumbers, broccoli, celery and tomatoes.
3.     In a small bowl, mix together the olive oil, lemon juice, lime juice, sugar, onion powder, and pepper. Mix this dressing with the pasta and then add the parsley.
4.     Cool in the refrigerator, covered for about an hour, or until chilled.   

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Jessica

I've been on a gluten free diet since January 2009. It's been an adventure, and a challenge at times. I love to go to new restaurants and try new foods, and being gluten free can make eating out difficult at times. But I will not let my dietary restrictions get in my way of finding new restaurants and products. These are my stories of being a young women in a big city, eating out and trying new foods, all while NOT eating gluten. Like I said, it's an adventure and you are welcome to come along... Please note that as I try to eat gluten free 100% of the time, my intolerance is not as severe as others so please use caution when dining at restaurants that are not certified gluten free.

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