Disclaimer: This blog post is sponsored by Barilla US. All opinions and recipe are solely mine.
When will this heat let up? Not anytime soon here in California. Usually when the temperatures are scorching I like al fresco dining. Sometimes my family will enjoy dinner in our patio, and other times we will pack up our meal and head out for a picnic in the fresh air. Doesn’t matter where we decide to eat there is always a salad involved. Lately my go-to meal is a delicious Chickpea Rotini Pesto Salad. I present it as a main meal, and always serve it cold.
I am constantly looking for ways to add more protein and fiber to my salads and have been using @BarillaUS Chickpea Rotini Pasta because it offers just that. Barilla leveraged its more than 140+ years of expertise to create pasta with one simple ingredient – chickpea flour. They offer a delicious taste and always “al dente” texture. Plus it is certified gluten free, and non-GMO Project Verified. Perfect for health- conscious food lovers, like me.
I usually make a batch of Chickpea Rotini Pesto Pasta Salad and keep it in little bowls in the fridge to grab and eat as a mid-day meal or for a quick dinner. Try the recipe and let me know what you think! You can also check out my IG stories to shop for the ingredients.
Ingredients for Barilla Chickpea Rotini Pasta Salad in a Pesto Sauce:
- 1 box Barilla Chickpea Rotini Pasta (cooked according to box instruction)
- A jar Barilla Pesto Sauce
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in half
- ½ cup pine nuts
- 1 cup feta cheese
- ½ cup olives
- 1 ½ cup arugula
- ½ cup red onion
Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Mix until fully combined! I like to sprinkle a little more pine nuts and feta on top, but this of course is optional.
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