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Quick and Easy High Protein Pasta Salad
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
 

Chickpea pasta, white beans, frozen peas, and my incredible Universal Vegan Cold Salad Dressing all come together in this delicious macaroni salad, that's as tasty as it is high in protein!

Course: Appetizer, Lunch, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 410 kcal
Author: Michael Monson
Ingredients
  • 8 ounces dry Banza Elbows or favorite high-protein pasta
  • 1 batch Universal Vegan Cold Salad Dressing (recipe below)
  • 1 ½ cups cooked and drained white beans or chickpeas
  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Cook the pasta until just about al dente, about 1 minute less than the package says. Drain cooked pasta, and rinse with cold water. Transfer well drained and slightly cooled pasta to a mixing bowl along with drained and rinsed beans, and thawed peas. Toss. Add about ¾ of the Universal Vegan Cold Salad Dressing, and stir to combine. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Toss, and add remaining dressing if the salad appears too dry.
  2. Server cool or at room temperature.
Recipe Notes

410 Calories per serving

30.8g protein

13g fiber