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Quick and Easy Smokey Pasta Salad

Looking for a quick and easy lunch recipe that you can easily prep the night before? Then you should definitely try this smoky pasta salad. In 15 minutes you will have the perfect pasta salad.
Prep Time 9 mins
Cook Time 6 mins
Total Time 15 mins


  • 1 can chickpeas 400 gram
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 3 tbsp tomato pureĆ©
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 250 grams pasta I used lentil penne
  • 1/2 red onion cut in half circles
  • 1 bell pepper cut in stripes
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 chili pepper chopped
  • 2 tbsp jalapenos chopped
  • 1/2 cucumber cut in half circles
  • 15 grams basil chopped
  • 1/2 lemon the juice
  • 3 tbsp sun dried tomatoes chopped
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 100 grams vegan feta cut in cubes
  • 75 grams arugula or other green of choice


  • Add the bell pepper, onion and garlic to a large mixing bowl. Heat a pan over medium heat. Add a tbsp of olive oil, cumin seeds, tomato puree, smoked paprika and chickpeas to the pan and cook them for 6 minutes. Transfer the warm chickpeas to the bowl.
  • In the meantime you can bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook the pasta, wash it with some cold water to stop the cooking process and drizzle it with a tbsp of olive oil.
  • Add the pasta and remaining ingredients to the mixing bowl, mix well and the salad is ready to be served. Enjoy
Keyword Gluten Free, Lunch, Meal Prep