Garbanzo Bean & Pasta Salad Recipe

Garbanzo Bean & Pasta Salad Recipe

Try this easy and versatile salad that looks beautiful and provides healthful fibers and plant-based protein, and can be made with the pasta of your choice. 

Ingredients
2 Tbsp. olive oil
2 green onions or 1/2 c yellow onion, chopped
1/2 c green, yellow, orange and/or red pepper chopped
1 tsp garlic, minced
2 Tbsp oil packed sun-dried tomatoes, chopped 
1/2 tsp. dried oregano
1 (15 oz.) can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 cups cooked pasta - variety of choice
2 Tbsp. fresh parsley or basil, chopped
Fresh ground pepper to taste
 
Heat oil in nonstick skillet. Add onion, peppers, and garlic. Sauté until soft. Stir in sun dried tomatoes, oregano and garbanzo beans. Remove from heat. In a large bowl, toss pasta, bean mixture, lemon juice, parsley and olives. Add red pepper flakes for "spice" if desired. Season with pepper.

Makes 4 (1 cup) servings.    
 
To make this into a heartier main dish meal, top with lean meat, chicken or fish - approximately 3 ounces per serving. If desired, toss in other fresh or cooked vegetables.
 

 
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