Pasta and Chickpea Salad (Ensalada de Pasta y Garbanzo)

Pasta and Chickpeas Salad

My lunches have changed since moving to the US, obviously, as I live a different life, in a different country.

Growing up my mom always made a good lunch. Everytime we came home from school, lunch was waiting for us at the table. She usually made soup, salad, fresh fruit juice and a main dish. I have to confess that I used to be a picky eater, so I was not a huge food fan, but I miss those delicious lunches that my mom used to make.

I hope you enjoy this Pasta and Chickpea Salad that I made for my lunch this week. It was easy, simple, healthy and really good.



  • 1/2 lb cooked elbows
  • 1 can (15 oz) chickpeas
  • 1 pin grape tomatoes
  • 1 cucumber, chopped
  • Basil to your taste
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Dressing
  • Juice of 3 lemons
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • salt and pepper


Place the pasta in a bowl and add the tomatoes, cucumber and chickpeas.

To make the dressing: Whisk together the ingredients to emulsify.

Pour the dressing over the pasta, sprinkle with the Parmesan and basil, and toss well.

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  1. says

    Anything this pretty just has to taste good. I love your recipes and the tone of your blog. I’m so glad you stop by mine. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings…Mary

  2. says

    My eating habits change when I move to Australia, too. Much less time, and no one cooks for me ­čśŤ

    Love this dish. My kind of lunch, really. Healthy, fresh and delicious.

  3. says

    This looks like a lovely lunch and I bet your husband likes it too! Chickpeas are a magical ingredient; I love them.

  4. says

    I love chickpeas, and this sounds like a great lunch! Actually, I’d love to have a big bowl of this salad in the refrigerator to enjoy for several lunches in a row.

  5. says

    This is a great lunch especially with the garbanzos that give us some heartiness and satisfy hunger with all that good protein; the dressing is great, just the same I use generally.

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