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Plus, I had a little time to cook this weekend which always make me feel happy and satisfied. I whipped up some asparagus-bean pasta salad based on a recipe in Martha Stewart Living's Meatless cookbook. It was SO yummy.
Here's the pasta salad I made right on top of Martha Stewart's version!
And here are the ingredients I used - a bit different than the original recipe:
- 1 cup cooked garbanzo beans (chickpeas)
- 1/2 box (8 oz) pasta - This time I used whole wheat for the adults, but you can easily substitute gluten free Rice or Quinoa pasta if you'd like
- Bunch of asparagus (more or less to your liking)
- 3 celery stalks
- Bunch/handful of basil
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1/4 tsp sugar
- salt and pepper to taste
The awesome thing about pasta salad is you can throw in whatever ingredients you prefer. Just keep the proportions about the same. Other kinds of beans or even chopped chicken or shrimp would also be great in this pasta salad.
And making it is pretty easy. I steamed the asparagus and cut it up into pasta size bites.
I whisked the olive oil, vinegar and sugar, and added the asparagus and chickpeas.
You can do this, or you can eat a whole cup of it immediately just as I did :)
I added some awesome salty black olives to (one) of my portions. This yummy pasta salad was just as satisfying as our weekend!
Here's the awesome Martha Stewart Living cookbook that includes the recipe I adapted in this post!
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