Mexican Lentil Pasta Salad {Gluten Free}


Happy Meatless Monday! I am going to skip the small talk today and cut right to the chase with this delicious Mexican Lentil Pasta Salad recipe. Not only is it gluten free but it’s also packed with protein.  

Yes, a PASTA that is packed with PROTEIN. How is that possible you ask?

Modern Table’s bean pasta

Mexican Lentil Pasta Salad made with Modern Table's Lentil Bean Pasta Rotini and mixed with fresh cilantro, tomatoes, avocado, corn and black beans in a lime dressing. This recipe is easy to make, perfect for a party or picnic, gluten free, dairy free and delicious! TheFitFoodieMama.com

This post is sponsored by Modern Table Meals but as always, all opinions are my own. 

Yes, that pasta salad above is made with Modern Table’s Lentil Rotini Pasta below.

Modern Table Lentil Rotini Pasta

Which means that not only is it naturally gluten free and high in fiber but it is also packed with protein- 14 grams to be exact! 

Another great thing about the fact that this pasta is made out of beans is that it has nutrients like iron, zinc and folate that typical pasta doesn’t.  Oh and it’s ready in less that 10 minutes and doesn’t require any rinsing.  Woohoo!

Just like regular pasta, the possibilities are endless when it comes to recipes to make.  Pair it with some sauce, throw some cheese on it or ya know, make it into a Mexican pasta salad! 😉 

Mexican Lentil Pasta Salad made with Modern Table's Lentil Bean Pasta Rotini and mixed with fresh cilantro, tomatoes, avocado, corn and black beans in a lime dressing. This recipe is easy to make, perfect for a party or picnic, gluten free, dairy free and delicious! TheFitFoodieMama.com

I know, I know.  I can’t have all the goodness in this delicious salad.  The avocado and tomato are a total no-no with histamine intolerance but that doesn’t mean that my family can’t enjoy it! 

I actually whipped this up for a Father’s Day cookout and I am happy to report that it was a HUGE hit! 

Admittedly, I was a wee bit jealous that they got to enjoy it but mostly I was just happy to share something nutritious and tasty! 

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Mexican Lentil Pasta Salad made with Modern Table's Lentil Bean Pasta Rotini and mixed with fresh cilantro, tomatoes, avocado, corn and black beans in a lime dressing. This recipe is easy to make, perfect for a party or picnic, gluten free, dairy free and delicious! TheFitFoodieMama.com

Mexican Lentil Pasta Salad made with Modern Table's Lentil Bean Pasta Rotini and mixed with fresh cilantro, tomatoes, avocado, corn and black beans in a lime dressing. This recipe is easy to make, perfect for a party or picnic, gluten free, dairy free and delicious! TheFitFoodieMama.com

Mexican Lentil Pasta Salad made with Modern Table's Lentil Bean Pasta Rotini and mixed with fresh cilantro, tomatoes, avocado, corn and black beans in a lime dressing. This recipe is easy to make, perfect for a party or picnic, gluten free, dairy free and delicious! TheFitFoodieMama.com

MEXICAN LENTIL PASTA SALAD {GLUTEN FREE}


RECIPE

Ingredients: 

  • 1 10oz package of Modern Table’s Lentil Rotini
  • 1 avocado, diced 
  • 1 pint of grape tomatoes, halved 
  • 1 15 oz can corn, drained and rinsed 
  • 1 15 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed 
  • 1/3 cup of fresh cilantro, chopped 
  • 2 limes, juiced 
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/8 chili powder 
  • sea salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste

Directions: 

  1. Prepare lentil pasta according to package instructions.  
  2. While pasta is cooking, chop and dice avocado, tomatoes and cilantro and drain beans and corn. 
  3. Once pasta is done, drain but do not rinse.  
  4. Combine pasta with avocado, tomatoes, beans and corn in a large bowl.  Add chopped cilantro. 
  5. Whisk together lime juice, olive oil and spices. 
  6. Pour over pasta salad and mix in evenly.  
  7. Refrigerate until chilled.  
  8. Serve and enjoy! 

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Annmarie is a self proclaimed foodie, avid long distance runner and functional fitness coach. A DVRT Master Trainer, HKC Instructor and food allergy sufferer, she writes about strength training for runners as well as shares allergy friendly recipes for busy athletes.   She is also the owner of Strength In Motion Studio, mother of two sassy sisters and wife to a chronically busy chiropractor.   Subscribe by email for updates to get the latest workouts, advice and recipes straight to your inbox!

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41 Comments

Sarah@creatingbettertomorrow
Reply June 20, 2016

Oh I have tried black bean pasta and edamame pasta but not lentil pasta!!! I'm excited to try this soon!! I love packing in protein and nutrition in pasta swaps!
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dixya @food, pleasure, and health
Reply June 20, 2016

i have tried modern table pasta before and really enjoyed. i kind of liked that subtle lentil taste :)

Courtney
Reply June 20, 2016

This looks fantastic-- perfect for cookouts!

Sarah- A Whisk and Two Wands
Reply June 20, 2016

Can't go wrong with Mexican food! Looks delicious and I love the addition of avocado in a pasta salad. I can't remember the last time I had a pasta salad but now I'm wanting to make one, this one!
Happy Meatless Monday!

Julie @ Running in a Skirt
Reply June 20, 2016

This looks sooooo good! I'm going to have to try it! So sorry you can't have it :-( I love pasta options with more nutrition!
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Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner
Reply June 20, 2016

The lentil pasta is so much better than I thought it would be! This is a perfect way to use it up for summer. Have a great meatless Monday
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Lauren
Reply June 20, 2016

Yum! This looks fabulous and perfect for summer bbq's!

Debbie
Reply June 20, 2016

I love all foods Mexican, so this pasta salad looks great. Thank goodness I can eat avocado, it's about my favorite food. :-)
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Mary Ellen @ VNutrition
Reply June 20, 2016

I've seen that pasta at Whole Foods and was wondering about it. I'll have to try this whole recipe - it looks great for potlucks or BBQs!

Bri
Reply June 20, 2016

This looks so yummy!!! Must make!!

Ivanna
Reply June 20, 2016

This sounds good. Is that pasta gritty? Thats the problem I have with GF pastas. The only brand I've found I like is barilla theirs isn't gritty at all. Thanks for sharing another great recipe.

Nicole @ Fitful Focus
Reply June 20, 2016

Is it corn-free, too? If so - perfection!
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Carmy
Reply June 20, 2016

This looks DELICIOUS!
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Beverley @ Born to Sweat
Reply June 20, 2016

this looks fantastic!! I love pasta salads that have beans in them and are mexi styled. so simple yet so delicious! i gotta try out this lentil pasta, i've never had it before. Pinning!

Stephanie
Reply June 20, 2016

This looks so delicious, I love pasta salads!

Janelle @ Run With No Regrets
Reply June 20, 2016

I love Mexican dishes and this looks delicious! I have seen that there are some high protein pastas out there, this looks like a great brand. Sorry you couldn't enjoy the dish with everyone though!
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Ange // Cowgirl Runs
Reply June 20, 2016

What a great idea to use lentil pasta for the pasta salad!
This sounds like it would be perfect for a summer BBQ.

Michelle Rogers
Reply June 20, 2016

Well, these look wonderful! I haven't made a pasta salad in forever. Now I'm craving big time :D
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Rachel
Reply June 20, 2016

This looks so pretty and festive! Yum!

masala girl
Reply June 20, 2016

i love all lentil and bean pastas! and love that you added beans to it too! :)
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Mary Beth Jackson
Reply June 20, 2016

Where do we find this modern table pasta? This looks too good to pass up!

Jenn
Reply June 20, 2016

Sounds delicious! I love lentils, and I love pasta salad, so obviously, this would be a huge hit!

Coco
Reply June 21, 2016

That looks great! The pasta sounds good and I bet it's more filling than regular pasta.
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Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home
Reply June 21, 2016

I already pinned it! It will be dinner next week! Yum!

Kimberly Hatting
Reply June 21, 2016

This looks "nice & easy" and delish, too! I'm not an avacado fan...I'd probably just leave that ingredient out and go from there ;-)

MCM Mama Runs
Reply June 21, 2016

I'm going to have to find that! I love pasta dishes, but I'm trying to eat less wheat. (And sometimes spiralized veggies just don't cut it...)

Kathryn @ Dancing to Running
Reply June 21, 2016

This looks delicious, and I love how colorful it is. Looks perfect for a summer picnic.

kereta sewa subang perdana
Reply June 22, 2016

Its look sooo delicious. Perfect dish!
thanks for sharing recipes with us here. Looking more from you dear

Toni @runninglovingliving
Reply June 22, 2016

This looks so delicious I pinned it so I could make it for my housewarming party!
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Mary Long
Reply June 22, 2016

This looks amazing! I'll be sharing this with my GF sister for sure!

vicki
Reply June 23, 2016

This looks fantastic!

Carla
Reply June 12, 2017

I've been gluten-free for about 25 years. Since there existed no gluten free bread pasta anything when I first shifted I've never tried any of it. It's time to try :-)

Rachel
Reply June 12, 2017

I totally didn't realize you can't have avocado. That's a bummer. Has your histamine intolerance improved?

Debbie
Reply June 12, 2017

I love pasta salad (I'm sharing one today too!) and this looks amazing! I've never heard of lentil pasta but I'd love to try it!
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Nicole @ Fitful Focus
Reply June 12, 2017

This looks so refreshing!

Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner
Reply June 12, 2017

Right up my alley!
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jennifer
Reply June 13, 2017

I love how there are so many alternative pastas available these days! What a yummy way to used the noodles :-)

Sarah
Reply June 13, 2017

Now this is a pasta salad I'd love to have at my next picnic!

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