Easy Healthy Pasta Salad

A lot of my recipes have been looking similar lately. Summer produce, raw, fresh, herbs. MOSTLY BECAUSE IT IS 300 DEGREES OUTSIDE AND I CAN'T STOMACH ANYTHING THAT MAKES ME TURN MY OVEN ON.


This is truly SO flavorful, Mediterranean, and EASY. I used chickpea pasta for some extra fiber and protein but any pasta would work great!


ingredients:

  • Chickpea Pasta (or pasta of choice)

  • fresh basil

  • fresh parsley

  • fresh mint

  • 1/4 cup olives

  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved

  • 1/2 cup cucumber slices

  • 2-3 chopped garlic cloves

  • 1/2 thinly sliced red onion


dressing:

  • 1/3 cup olive oil

  • 2 tbsp dijon mustard

  • juice of 1 lemon

  • salt, pepper

  • garlic powder

  • crushed red pepper flakes

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instructions:

  1. Cook pasta a little 1-2 minutes past the instructions on the box. You want it to be a little more than al dente.

  2. Make the dressing and chop the fresh produce/ herbs.

  3. Assemble the pasta salad and enjoy! If using chickpea pasta, this will only last 2-3 days, best consumed asap! Other pastas will last longer!