Quinoa Pasta Salad with Chicken Sausage

Make this quinoa pasta salad with seasonal veggies, homemade Italian dressing, and tons of spices for a delicious summertime salad that doubles as dinner!

Make this quinoa pasta salad with seasonal veggies, homemade Italian dressing, and tons of spices for a delicious summertime salad that doubles as dinner!

One of my favorite summer dishes is a big ol, chunky pasta salad made with tons of veggies and a delicious Italian Dressing. I thought I’d throw in a little extra protein to make this into a hearty meal that the whole family will love!

In this recipe, I went for all the classic flavors, but feel free to use whatever veggies are in season or in the garden!

Make this quinoa pasta salad with seasonal veggies, homemade Italian dressing, and tons of spices for a delicious summertime salad that doubles as dinner!

Who else finds it really hard to eat some sort of raw veggie every single day? I find I snack on raw fruit much more than veggies, which is what made me so happy about this recipe. All the veggies used in it are 100% raw, crunchy, and delicious. Yes please.

Check out this rainbow of deliciousness…

Make this quinoa pasta salad with seasonal veggies, homemade Italian dressing, and tons of spices for a delicious summertime salad that doubles as dinner!

I kept things gluten-free by using Ancient Harvest Lentil and Quinoa Supergrain Pasta. It doubles as a noodle and a protein boost because of all the good stuff it’s made with. Check out the ingredient list here.

The one tip I have with this pasta is DO NOT OVER COOK IT! That goes for any pasta :)

Make this quinoa pasta salad with seasonal veggies, homemade Italian dressing, and tons of spices for a delicious summertime salad that doubles as dinner!
Recipe

Quinoa Pasta Salad with Chicken Sausage

Make this quinoa pasta salad with seasonal veggies, homemade Italian dressing, and tons of spices for a delicious summertime salad that doubles as dinner!

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
Author: Lee Hersh
Yield: 4 servings 1x

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. First, cook your noodles by following the directions on the back of the box. Once your noodles are done, refrigerate for at least 2 hours so that the noodles can fully chill.
  2. When you are ready to make the salad, slice veggies and chicken sausage (I used leftover grilled chicken sausage because I liked the grilled taste) and place in a large bowl. Add in noodles and Italian dressing and mix.
  3. Serve cold.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/4
  • Calories: 416
  • Sugar: 7
  • Sodium: 727
  • Fat: 14
  • Carbohydrates: 49
  • Fiber: 9
  • Protein: 25
Make this quinoa pasta salad with seasonal veggies, homemade Italian dressing, and tons of spices for a delicious summertime salad that doubles as dinner!

 

This post is sponsored by Ancient Harvest. I was compensated and all opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting Fit Foodie Finds! 

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