CONTEST WINNER: Pasta with Chickpeas, Spinach, Sun Dried Tomatoes, and Walnuts

CONTEST WINNER: Pasta with Chickpeas, Spinach, Sun Dried Tomatoes, and Walnuts

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This pasta is chock full of healthy ingredients that give it a unique flavor enjoyed warm or cold!

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St. Louis, MO

Time needed

20 min preparation + 60 min cooking

Serving Size / Yield

4-6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 can chickpeas
  • 1/4 C. balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic
  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1/4 C. olive oil
  • 1/2 lb. fresh mozzarella (cut into dice)
  • freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 lb. rotini
  • 1/4 C. grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2-4 C. chopped fresh spinach
  • 1/2 bag sun dried tomatoes, chopped
  • 3/4 C. toasted walnuts

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Directions

Rinse chickpeas. Combine vinegar, garlic, salt, oregano, and olive oil. Whisk to mix. Stir in chickpeas, mozzarella, and lots of pepper. Cover and let sit at room temperature for 30 minutes to 1 hour. Make pasta according to box. Drain and add to chickpea mixture. Toss with Parmesan, spinach, sun dried tomatoes, and walnuts. Serve immediately.

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