Chickpea Pasta Salad

Chickpea Pasta Salad

Recipe by Alexandra Babcock, MPH, RDN, DipACLM

Serves 2

Ingredients 

  • 2 cups chickpea or lentil pasta  
  • ½ cup diced vegetables of choice  
  • 1 cup mixed greens  
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts  
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice  
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil  
  • 1 tsp. Dijon mustard

Directions  

  1. Start by laying out all ingredients.  
  2. Bring pot of water to a boil and make pasta according to package instructions. Strain and set aside to cool.  
  3. Chop vegetables and nuts.  
  4. Add all vegetables to a bowl with greens and cooled pasta.  
  5. Make the dressing by combining lemon, Dijon mustard and oil in a dish.  
  6. Top salad with dressing and place in container to store up to three days.  

Chef tip: Using heartier greens like arugula, spinach or kale will keep the greens from wilting under the dressing.

Nutrition fact: Legume based pastas are a good source of plant-based protein and fiber that help stabilize blood sugar over time.

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