Whole Grain Pasta Salad with Chickpeas, Feta, and Mint

Posted by: EatFree

>> Vegetarian

This can be served as a complete and healthy recipe for dinner-it has whole grains, protein, and tons of flavor.  Serve a side of lightly sauteed vegetables and you’re good to go!


  • 12 ounces 100% whole wheat rotini pasta
  • 2.5 cups mint (loosely packed)
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flake or to taste
  • pepper to taste
  • 3.5 cups chickpeas, cooked
  • 2 cups feta cheese, crumbled


  1. Bring salted water in a large pot to a rolling boil.  Add rotini and cook until al-dente, about 7 to 8 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, blend together mint, lemon, oil, and garlic.  Stir in red pepper flakes and black pepper.
  3. Drain pasta and toss with dressing.  Stir in chickpeas and feta.  Enjoy!
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