Gluten Free Pasta Recipe Vegan

Guacamole Pasta Salad (Vegan, Gluten Free)

I’m used to having pasta salads made with lots of mayo, but ever since I discovered what a great replacement avocado is for mayo, I’ve been making more vegan-ized versions of dishes that usually contain the other.

Being a carb lover, it’s always fun to experiment with different pastas that are not only gluten free, but loaded with protein; like the black bean pasta rotini from Trader Joes.

Add some traditional guacamole ingredients, and now you have a side that’s ready to wow any picnic or pot luck or BBQ; more importantly, you have a dish that is loaded with nutrients and wholesome yumminess.


Guacamole Pasta Salad

Who said pasta salad had to have mayo and gluten? Not this recipe.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Gluten Free, Pasta Salad, Vegan
Keyword Gluten Free, Pasta, Vegan
Prep Time 20 minutes


  • 1 12 oz. bag black bean pasta
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 cocktail tomatoes chopped
  • 1 avocado medium dice
  • 1/4 cup cilantro chopped
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp pepper


  1. In a large pot, cook the black bean pasta in 3 cups of boiling water for about 8 minutes or until tender, then strain and rinse with cool water until the pasta is cooled, and set aside.

    (tip-> tossing in a little oil helps the pasta avoid getting sticky). 

  2. Prep all other ingredients for the pasta salad, toss together with the black bean rotini, and store in the fridge. 





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