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Summer Vegetable Pasta Salad with Chickpeas


  • Author: She Likes Food
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Lunch, Side
  • Cuisine: American

Description

This Summer Vegetable Pasta Salad is loaded with chickpeas and all your favorite summer veggies!  It’s great for a potluck, BBQ or lunch!


Ingredients

  • 810 ounces pasta
  • 1 (15 ounce) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup sliced cherry tomatoes
  • 1 cup diced cucumber
  • 1/2 cup corn kernels
  • 1/3 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced basil leaves

Dressing:

  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon + 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 small clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Cooking pasta according to package directions and let cool.  I like to mix with a small amount of olive oil or rinse under cold water so it doesn’t all stick together while cooling.
  2. Add pasta to a large bowl.  Next, add the chickpeas and all the vegetables, including the basil.
  3. Add all dressing ingredients to a small bowl or jar and mix until combined.  Pour desired amount of dressing over pasta salad and mix until combined.  Enjoy immediately or refrigerator up to 3 days.