Bruschetta Pasta Salad

Loaded with fresh tomatoes, basil, and delicious Chickapea pasta, this Bruschetta Pasta Salad makes a refreshing side dish or a filling summer lunch.

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If you want to make a perfect summer salad, you have to go with this one. This Bruschetta Pasta Salad is HEALTHY, EASY TO MAKE, and SO YUMMY! I make it twice a week during summer months and my whole family loves it.

I’m a huge fan of bruschetta. It’s flavorful and fresh and it’s one of those recipes where I always seem to have the ingredients on hand. The best part is that it takes less than 20 minutes to make.

This salad could also be customized to your liking. You can add some fresh mozzarella, grated Parmesan cheese, or diced onions. Let’s take a moment to discuss two of the ingredients.

Tomatoes

Because is it one of the main ingredients, you’ll want to use great quality tomatoes. Heirlooms are the best, but if you cannot get them, try to find some tomatoes from the farmer’s market. They are in season now, so I am sure you won’t have any trouble finding fresh and tasty tomatoes.

Pasta

I recommend using Chickapea Pasta in this recipe. It is a healthy alternative to regular pasta and my family loves it for many reasons:

  • This pasta is made with only organic chickpeas & lentils. No hidden ingredients, nothing artificial.
  • It is organic, non-GMO, gluten free, and vegan.
  • It contains 27 grams of protein and 13 grams of fiber per 3.5-ounce serving.
  • It tastes great!

You can find this delicious pasta at a store near you. Use this handy locator !

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Enjoy this salad with a glass of your favorite wine, preferably on the deck on a sunny summer afternoon. OK, you can substitute the wine with sangria. 🙂

Tania from Cooktoria is a regular contributor to our recipe creation team and we’re loving her take on this beautiful summer salad.  To see more of her delicious recipes you can find her on Instagram and Facebook!

We have so many tasty pasta salads for your hot summer days!

5 from 10 votes
Bruschetta Pasta Salad
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 
Loaded with fresh tomatoes, basil, and delicious Chickapea pasta, this Bruschetta Pasta Salad makes a refreshing side dish or a filling summer lunch.
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4
Calories: 154 kcal
Author: Tania Sheff
Ingredients
  • 8 ounces Chickapea Pasta shells
  • 5 medium tomatoes, diced
  • 2 large garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped basil
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • balsamic reduction to garnish (optional)
Instructions
  1. Cook Chickapea pasta according to the package directions, rinse with cold water immediately, and set aside.

  2. Place the pasta and the rest of the ingredients into a large bowl and mix well.

  3. Garnish with balsamic reduction if desired.