Gluten-Free Cilantro Lime Pasta Recipe

Yields: 2-3 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10-12 minutes


  • 12 oz gluten-free pasta (penne, rotini, or your favorite shape)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice (from about 2-3 limes)
  • 1 cup packed fresh cilantro leaves
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Optional: 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese (use a dairy-free alternative for vegan option)


  • Large pot
  • Colander
  • Blender or food processor


  • Cook the Pasta: Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the gluten-free pasta and cook according to the package directions until al dente. Drain the pasta in a colander.
  • Make the Cilantro Lime Dressing: While the pasta is cooking, combine olive oil, lime juice, cilantro, garlic, salt, and pepper in a blender or food processor. Blend until the mixture forms a smooth, vibrant green sauce.
  • Combine Pasta and Sauce: Toss the cooked pasta with the cilantro lime dressing in a large bowl.
  • Garnish and Serve: If desired, top with grated Parmesan cheese (or a vegan alternative). Serve immediately.


  • Add protein: This recipe is a perfect base. Feel free to add grilled chicken, shrimp, or tofu for a more complete meal.
  • Spice it up: If you enjoy heat, add a pinch of red pepper flakes to the sauce.
  • Make it creamy: For a creamier version, stir in a dollop of Greek yogurt or sour cream (or dairy-free alternatives).
  • Store leftovers: Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Enjoy your delicious and flavorful gluten-free cilantro lime pasta!


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