Chickpea Pasta Salad

An amazing plant-based, vegan-friendly, soy-free, dairy-free, and gluten-free Chickpea Pasta Salad recipe that makes approximately 6 servings, taking about 15 minutes to prepare, with 25 minutes for cook time and 1 hour of chill time.

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"But where do you get your protein?"


This is the number one question I get when people find out I am plant-based. Then when they find out I'm also gluten-free and soy-free, they assume I eat dirt and leaves for every meal. Surprisingly, I am not malnourished! How? Because I know how to create balanced meals, this recipe is the perfect example of a balanced meal.


Chickpeas are brimming with nutrients; one cup contains (1):

  • 14.5 g of protein (29% DV)

  • 12.5 g of fiber (50% DV)

  • 70.5 mg of omega-3 fatty acids

  • 1825 mg of omega-6 fatty acids

  • 44.3 IU of vitamin A (1% DV)

  • 2.1 mg of vitamin C (4% DV)

  • 0.6 mg of vitamin E (3% DV)

  • 6.6 mcg of vitamin K (8% DV)

  • 0.2 mg of thiamin (13% DV)

  • 0.1 mg of riboflavin (6% DV)

  • 0.9 mg of niacin (4% DV)

  • 0.2 mg of vitamin B6 (11% DV)

  • 282 mcg of folate (71% DV)

  • 80.5 mg Calcium (8%)

  • 4.7 mg of iron (26%)

  • 78.7 mg of magnesium (20%)

  • 276 mg of phosphorus (28%)

  • 477 mg of potassium (14%)

  • 2.5 mg of zinc (17%)

  • 1.7 mg of manganese (84%)

  • 6.1 mcg of selenium (9%)


Add in the pasta, plant-based feta cheese, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, avocado, and red onion; you have a nutritious, filling, and delicious meal ready to conquer all the malnutrition myths floating around the internet.

So without further ado, I introduce my Chickpea Pasta Salad recipe. I think it's safe to say you'll enjoy it as much as my family. Since I am allergic to soy and have adapted to a plant-based lifestyle (no meat or dairy), this recipe is vegan-friendly, plant-based, soy-free, dairy-free, and gluten-free.
 

What's your favorite way to enjoy chickpeas?


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