Chickpea & Legume Pasta Salad in a Balsamic & Lemon Vinaigrette

Chickpea & Legume Pasta Salad in a Balsamic & Lemon Vinaigrette

Who’s with me? Nothing like having your pasta & protein in the same plate, right?!

This high protein chickpea & legume pasta is your match!

Loaded with crispy crunchy veggies, high-protein & fibre pasta & antioxidant & vitamin C rich goji berries, this salad will wow your guests like no other!

I made a balsamic lemon Dijon vinaigrette from scratch & let me tell ya, she’s a keeper! You can even make it ahead of time for the week if you’re someone who eats salads often! It’s so much healthier than store-bought options!

INGREDIENTS:

FOR THE SALAD:

  • 3 cups chickpea/legume pasta (I mixed chickpea pasta with veggie & legume pasta)
  • 1 large cucumber
  • 2 bell peppers
  • 1 red onion
  • 1/4 cup goji berries
  • 1/2 bunch fresh mint

FOR THE VINAIGRETTE:

  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp. avocado oil
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • 2 tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp. raw creamed honey
  • 2 tsp. dried herbs
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • Black pepper & Celtic sea salt to taste

HOW?:

  • Boil the pasta according to package directions. Once it’s ready, set it aside to cool off.
  • Meanwhile, chop the veggies.
  • Add the ingredients to a large mixing bowl.
  • Whisk together the dressing ingredients in a small bowl until combined.
  • Pour it over the salad, toss & enjoy! I added extra fresh parsley for garnish.
  • Enjoy!!

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