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This Mediterranean chickpea pasta salad is a simple vegetarian main dish or a side dish loaded with vegetable protein and great Greek taste!

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Are you tired of Mediterranean recipes? I hope not because they are some of my favorite flavors.

I could switch between Mediterranean grilled stuffed peppers, Mediterranean tuna salad with olives, and Mediterranean low-carb broccoli salad and be a happy woman … as long as you add THIS pasta salad!

This salad is loaded with creamy feta cheese, crispy cucumbers, juicy tomatoes, salty olives and that smooth and spicy lemon dressing that's simple, GAH, SO GOOD. Especially since the salad is in the fridge and all the flavors are nice and cozy.

Yes, it will be a must for your upcoming dinners, potlucks and meal preparation on Mondays (which is the case today).

Are Chickpeas Healthy?

If I want to prepare a vegetarian dish, I want to make sure it's as filling without animal products as it is with them! No meat? NO PROBLEM! I love using chickpeas for extra nutrients in my dishes because they add flavor, texture and nutritious goodness and you will LOVE them in them Pasta salad with chickpeas and feta!

A few dishes that I love and that use chickpeas are Fried chickpea wraps with honey-garlic, Mediterranean grilled avocado, filled with chickpeas and tahini and Spicy hummus roasted chickpea bites. As for the health benefits of chickpeas, there are so many, which is another reason why they are a staple in my kitchen:

  • Nutrient-tight: Chickpeas have a lot to offer as they contain important nutrients such as fiber, folic acid, phosphorus, iron, copper and manganese.
  • Protein packed: Chickpeas are high in vegetable protein, making them a great meat substitute for vegetarians and vegans.
  • Promote abundance: Chickpeas slow down digestion, satisfy your body and keep you full for a while!
  • Disease control properties: The vitamins and minerals in chickpeas give your body the ability to prevent certain diseases like heart disease, diabetes and cancer.

Mediterranean chickpea pasta salad in a large glass bowl

Protein-packed goodness

Why is this Pasta salad with chickpea beans an amazing choice for vegetarians (and even non-vegetarians)? There are so many reasons why I'm a big fan of this salad, one of which is the protein in the recipe! These noodles are made from chickpea noodles, which are protein-based in themselves.

There are also whole chickpeas and feta cheese. This makes it a POWERHOUSE vegetarian protein and a great choice for lunch or breakfast! It will taste delicious AND keep your stomach full and satisfied!

Mediterranean chickpea pasta salad ingredients

When it comes to meals, I love those who use a simple whole food ingredient list that is healthy and that I want to recognize and eat! This Mediterranean pasta salad recipe hits the mark, and here's what you need to make it happen:

  • Chickpea noodles
  • Fresh chopped parsley
  • Dried oregano
  • Dried basil
  • Diced cucumber
  • Diced red pepper
  • Cubes of Roma tomatoes
  • Chickpeas
  • Feta cheese
  • Kalamata olives
  • Chopped red onion
  • salt
  • Fresh lemon juice
  • Extra virgin olive oil

Mediterranean chickpea pasta salad in a large glass bowl

How to make Mediterranean chickpea pasta salad

Prepare

Cook the pasta according to the directions in the package. Drain and put in a large bowl.

stir

Add the parsley, oregano and basil to the cooked pasta and stir until they are evenly idle. Next, put all the other ingredients except lemon juice and olive oil in the bowl and stir until everything is well mixed.

Whisk

Whisk the lemon juice vigorously in a small bowl while slowly pouring the olive oil through until both are well mixed. Pour over the pasta salad and mix to top!

Enjoy

Cover with plastic wrap and let the pasta salad cool in the fridge for at least an hour. Serve and enjoy next!

Pasta Salad Pro Tips

I know how difficult it can be to skip a step of a recipe that doesn't seem important because you are just so HANGRY and want to eat the food now. However, one step that you don't want to skip in this recipe is cooling the refrigerator. It is so important to let your pasta salad cool in the refrigerator for at least an hour so that the flavors melt together and the pasta can cool completely!

Other healthy pasta salads

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Mediterranean chickpea pasta salad

This Mediterranean chickpea pasta salad is a simple vegetarian main dish or a side dish loaded with vegetable protein and great Greek taste!

total time 1 hour 20th protocol Servings 8th People as a side

ingredients

  • 4th Oz Chickpea noodles (I used flies)
  • 2nd tablespoon Fresh parsley chopped
  • 1 TL Dried oregano
  • 1 TL Dried basil
  • 1 Medium cucumber, diced
  • 1/2 Red pepper, diced
  • 2nd Roma tomatoes, diced
  • 1 Cup Chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 Cup Feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1/2 Cup Kalamata olives, cored and halved
  • 1/3 Cup Red onion, chopped
  • 1/2 TL salt

manual

  1. Prepare the pasta according to the directions in the package. Drain and put in a large bowl.

  2. Add parsley, oregano and basil and mix well. Stir in all other ingredients except the ingredients for the dressing.

  3. Put the lemon juice in a small bowl. Whisk constantly, stir in the olive oil until it has thickened. Pour over the salad and mix well.

  4. Cover and store in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.

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Nutritional information

Mediterranean chickpea pasta salad

Amount per serving

Calories 222.5 Calories from fat 128

% Daily value *

fat 14.2 g22%

Saturated fat 2.5 g16%

Polyunsaturated fat 1.2 g

Monounsaturated fat 5.5 g

cholesterol 8.3 mg3%

sodium 466.5 mg20%

potassium 133.5 mg4%

carbohydrates 20 g7%

Fiber 3.8 g16%

Sugar 2.9 g3%

protein 6.7 g13%

Vitamin A. 6.6IU0%

vitamin C 29.5 mg36%

calcium 9.2 mg1%

iron 10.5 mg58%

* The daily percentages are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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