BLT Chickpea Pasta Salad

So you gotta know that this BLT Chickapea Pasta Salad is going to become a regular in your household after it hits the table for the first time. I love that this pasta offers the full meal deal with loads of protein and fiber. Best of all, kids are digging this.

BLT Chickpea Pasta Salad Share and enjoy! So you gotta know that this BLT Chickapea Pasta Salad is going to become a regular in your household after it hits the table for the first time. I love that this pasta offers the full meal deal with loads of protein and fiber. Best of all, kids are digging this. I get so excited when I see children tasting Chickapea pasta for the first time because they always gobble it up and ask for seconds! BLT Chickpea Pasta Salad | Simply Fresh Dinners With Father’s Day coming up, this recipe seemed like the perfect answer to please everyone while still keeping it healthy. There are lots of vegetarian and vegan bacon choices on the market now so if you prefer to go meatless, they would be a good alternative. Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato with Pasta | Simply Fresh Dinners Creating recipes for Chickapea Pasta is a joy and I look forward to pairing the perfect, healthy seasonal ingredients with each dish. I am particularly fond of this dish because this flavor combo is always a hit and it’s a breeze to make. I made a quick and easy semi-Italian dressing that you toss onto your hot pasta and let it absorb the scrumptious ingredients while you prepare the rest of the meal. Chickapea Pasta with Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato | Simply Fresh Dinners You can use this as a side dish or the main for Dad’s special day and it’s a meal that the kids can help prepare. What are you making for Dad on Sunday? Share it with the Chickapea family on Instagram by hashtagging #chickapeapasta so we can see what you’re up to in your kitchen! Summer BLT Pasta Salad | Simply Fresh Dinners You can find more of my Chickapea Pasta recipes here. A two ingredient pasta that beats all the rest in flavor. texture and nutrients. Cheers to good health and delicious eating! This post is sponsored by Chickapea Pasta but all of my opinions of this fabulous pasta are strictly my own. BLT Chickpea Pasta Salad

BLT Chickpea Pasta Salad

Course: Salad

Ingredients

  • 1 box (227 g, ½ lb) Chickapea pasta spirals
  • 1/2 pound (226 g) bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 2 cups (400 g) cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 cup (5 g) chopped herbs (basil, parsley, chives)
  • 1/4 cup (5 g) baby arugula, thick stem discarded
  • Small red onion, sliced

DRESSING

  • 1 cup (240 mL) apple cider vinegar
  • 1 ¼ cup (300 mL) extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp (6.3g) basil, chopped
  • 1 tsp (2,6 g) Dijon mustard
  • ½ tsp (1,3 g) freshly ground pepper
  • ¼ tsp teaspoon (0.65) kosher salt
  • 1 tsp (2.6 g) honey

Instructions

Dressing

  • Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend well till smooth. This will make about 2 ¼ cups and will keep up to 1 month. You need only 1 cup for the recipe.  

Salad

  • Cook pasta according to directions. Drain and add dressing; tossing well to combine. Let cool.
  • Meanwhile cook bacon according to your taste. I like it just before it’s crispy! Cut into bite size pieces.
  • Add bacon, tomatoes, herbs, arugula and onion to the pasta and toss. Add more vinaigrette at this point if desired.
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Baked Salmon with Easy Pasta Salad

Baked Salmon with Easy Pasta Salad is a colorful, healthy dish that is so easy the kids can help make it for a special Day dinner! Salmon is always a popular choice and combining it with just a few flavorful ingredients will have your mom doing the happy dance all the way to the dinner table!

Baked Salmon with Easy Pasta Salad

This delicious recipe can be made in twenty minutes. When you include roasted salmon in any dish it goes from every day to elegant in no time. The key here is your fresh herbs of parsley, dill and basil. You want a nice quality olive oil as well to enhance the flavors to the max.

Baked Salmon with Easy Pasta Salad

Baked Salmon and Easy Pasta Salad

Course: Salad

Ingredients

  • 44 ounce (113g) boneless salmon fillets
  • 1 box 8 ounces (227g) Chickapea Pasta shells
  • 2 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 11/2 cups (223g) grapes tomatoes, halved
  • 11/2 cups (223g) zucchini, sliced thinly
  • 2 spring onions, chopped. Use all of it.
  • 2 lemons, for juice and garnish
  • handful parsley, dill and basil
  • 2 tbsp (30mL) freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp (30mL) extra virgin olive oil
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup (150g) feta or goat cheese for topping

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 F.
  • Place salmon on parchment paper on baking sheet. Salt and pepper to taste and drizzle with extra virgin olive oil. Let sit for a few minutes while you prepare the salad.
  • Cook pasta according to directions, drain and rinse.
  • In a large bowl, add, garlic, grape tomatoes, zucchini, spring onions, basil and parsley.
  • In a small bowl, combine dressing ingredients and mix well. Add to vegetables and toss lightly.
  • Place baking sheet with salmon in oven for 8-10 minutes depending on thickness of fillets.
  • Prepare each plate with a serving of salad and top with salmon a slice of lemon, fresh dill and remaining parsley and basil.
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Thai-Lime Pasta Salad with Shrimp

Thai-Lime Pasta Salad with Shrimp has colorful collection of flavorful ingredients. The spicy dressing adds a deliciously fresh kick to the dish.

Thai-Lime Pasta Salad with Shrimp

To make it even healthier use quinoa pasta. It looks exactly like your regular pasta and is super tasty. The difference? It leaves you feeling much lighter.

I packed this colorful little salad with mango, avocado, lime, tomatoes, shrimp and a variety of peppers and fresh herbs. That’s a lot of flavor!

Thai-Lime Pasta Salad with Shrimp

If you’re treating your family to this salad on a picnic, pack your dressing and salad separately. You can also pack some raw shrimp separately and cook it on the grill at your location if you prefer. If the kids don’t like too much spice, leave out the cayenne pepper and red pepper flakes.

Thai-Lime Pasta Salad with Shrimp

Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Course: Salad
Keyword: pasta salad with shrimp

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces quinoa pasta or whole wheat pasta, fusili

Dressing

  • ½ cup lime juice
  • ½ cup Thai basil leaves, chopped
  • 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1.5 tbsp raw honey
  • 1 tsp of garlic, minced
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes

Salad

  • 1 pound of pre-cooked small shrimp, rinsed and patted dry
  • 2 shallots, thinly sliced
  • ½ red sweet pepper, seeded and diced
  • ½ orange sweet pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 Thai chile pepper, seeded and diced
  • ½ jalapeno pepper, seeded and diced
  • 2 cups grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 mango, cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1 avocado, cut into bite sized pieces
  • 2 limes, cut into wedges
  • a handful of fresh basil leaves

Instructions

  • Cook pasta according to directions, drain, rinse with cold water and set aside.
  • Combine dressing ingredients and mix well.
  • In large bowl combine shrimp, shallots, peppers, tomatoes, mango and avocado. Add 2 lime wedges to each dish. Top with fresh basil. Serve.

NOTES:

  • Rotini pasta is the best kind for this salad as it absorbs the dressing well.
  • If you’re taking this recipe to a picnic, pack the shrimp separately on ice and add when serving,
  • Pack dressing separately as well and combine with salad just before serving.
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Easy Pasta Salad with Tomatoes, Olives & Basil

This Easy Pasta Salad with Tomatoes, Olives & Basil is a five ingredient dish that makes the most out of fresh summer produce. 

Easy Pasta Salad with Tomatoes, Olives & Basil

I love Chickapea pasta for a healthy salad and the shells seem to be especially well suited to this simple dish. This pasta contains only chickpeas and lentils It’s also packed with protein and fiber – perfect for a quick and easy meatless meal. Use good quality olive oil of your choice. because the success of this dish is entirely dependent on a high quality olive oil.

Easy Pasta Salad with Tomatoes, Olives & Basil

Let your tomato mixture marinate for a minimum of 30 minutes and then add your cooked pasta. That simple! I like to drizzle a little more oil on top once they are combined but that is optional.

Easy Pasta Salad with Tomatoes, Olives & Basil

This Easy Pasta Salad with Tomatoes, Olives & Basil is a five ingredient dish that makes the most out of fresh summer produce. 
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes
Course: Salad
Keyword: pasta salad
Servings: 4
Calories: 593kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 lb lb Chickapea Pasta shells
  • 1 lb cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 cup red onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup olives, sliced
  • 2 tbsp capers
  • 1/3 cup fresh basil, chopped
  • 1/2 cup good quality olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Cook Chickapea Pasta according to directions, drain and rinse
  • Combine tomatoes, red onion, olives, capers, basil, olive oil, salt and pepper. Let marinate for 30 minutes on counter or refrigerate for up to 2 hours.
  • Combine pasta and tomato mixture. Drizzle additional olive oil if desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 593kcal | Carbohydrates: 74g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 388mg | Potassium: 283mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1115IU | Vitamin C: 16.7mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 0.7mg
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