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High Protein Caprese Pasta Salad


  • Author: Vicky and Ruth from May I Have That Recipe
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Entree
  • Method: Summer
  • Cuisine: Italian

Description

High Protein Caprese Pasta Salad – A light and fresh gluten free dish is full of protein and fiber, perfect for lunch or as a light dinner this summer! It can also be made Vegan!


Ingredients

18 ounce package  Explore Cuisine Organic Chickpea Fussili

1 lb cocktail tomatoes, quartered ( about 18)

8 ounces marinated mozzarella balls or vegan mozzarella ( for instructions on how to make it at home, click HERE )

1/2 cup chopped basil

1/4 cup pesto, store bough or home made (recipe follows)

3 tsp balsamic vinegar

1/2 tsp salt

1/8 tsp black pepper


Instructions

Cook the pasta following package instructions. Drain well and set aside

Transfer the pasta to a large bowl, add the rest of the ingredients and toss well. Refrigerate until ready to serve

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/6
  • Calories: 300
  • Sugar: 0
  • Fat: 12
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 29
  • Fiber: 5
  • Protein: 19
  • Cholesterol: 0
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