Healthy Chickpea Pesto Pasta Salad {Vegetarian}

This healthy chickpea pesto pasta salad is made with whole grain pasta and no mayo for a delicious protein and fiber-packed vegetarian side dish or summer main.


– Pasta – Cherry or grape tomatoes – Chickpeas – Feta cheese – Pesto

Bring a large pot of salted water to a rolling boil. Cook pasta according to package directions, until it reaches an al dente consistency. Drain and rinse with cold water.

While the pasta cooks, prepare the pesto in a food processor if making it from scratch.

Add the cooked pasta, halved tomatoes, chickpeas, feta cheese and pesto to a large mixing bowl.

Toss gently to combine. Season with salt and pepper to taste and garnish with fresh basil leaves, if desired.

Serve immediately or place in the fridge for later use.

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