This simple pasta salad is made with chickpeas, tomatoes, cucumbers and a light dressing. Refreshing and filling perfect for lunch or to serve on a party.
Pasta and Chickpea Salad (Ensalada de Pasta y Garbanzo)
- ½ lb cooked elbows
- 1 can 15 oz chickpeas
- 1 pin grape tomatoes
- 1 cucumber chopped
- Basil to your taste
- Parmesan cheese
- Juice of 3 lemons
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- ¼ 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.
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.
Jenn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog)
That looks wonderful! Perfect for a warm summer night's dinner. 🙂
I love chickpea in salads it makes the salad so meaty, It looks great and very healthy. 🙂
Oh great salad idea -this would be perfect to take to lunch!
my favorite...looks lovely and delicious..........superbbbbb
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Looks great. Simple yet good! 🙂
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
What a great lunch. I just love chickpeas.
Christine @ Fresh Local and Best
This looks like a great salad to prepare ahead of time and have for lunch. Delicious!
What a great salad!
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Simple, but yes, I can't wait to try!
My eating habits change when I move to Australia, too. Much less time, and no one cooks for me 😛
Love this dish. My kind of lunch, really. Healthy, fresh and delicious.
A great looking dish!
light, refreshing, and delicious--this is a perfect potluck salad!
This looks like a lovely lunch and I bet your husband likes it too! Chickpeas are a magical ingredient; I love them.
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.
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.
Wow, Erica, what a great dish for summer lunches!
Thank you guys! This is a delicious salad.
This sounds so good, it would be my entire meal!