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    Chickpea Macaroni Salad

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    RedVinoGirl's Note:

    Snagged the base for this recipe from Allrecipes. Now one of my family's FAVORITE pasta salads. And it's healthy to boot!!

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    Ingredients:

    Serves: 6

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    Units: US | Metric

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Bring a medium saucepan of lightly salted water to a boil. Add macaroni, and cook 8 to 10 minutes, or until al dente. Rinse under cold water to chill, and drain.
    2. 2
      Meanwhile, combine the chickpeas, tomatoes, onion, garlic, feta cheese, olives, salt, pepper, olive oil, and lemon juice in a large bowl. Set aside to marinate while the pasta is cooking.
    3. 3
      Mix macaroni with chickpea mixture. Cover, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to blend flavors.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on August 20, 2012

      55

      I was looking for a quick and easy to prepare lunch recipe yesterday and stumbled upon this, for which I had all the ingredients. DH and I were pleased with the way it turned out, enjoyed the flavors, and thought the prep went quickly, especially with both of us chopping. It is very good today, as well, when I had it for leftovers. The only comment for the future was that DH misses the tang that red wine vinegar gives to other salads with similar ingredients we have had in the past. Perhaps we will experiment with that next time. Thanks for posting.

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    • on August 12, 2012

      This is a favorite of ours, though I have to make a separate portion for the daughter that hates feta. We use rotini pasta & grape tomatoes. We add more garlic because we love garlic, and sometimes yellow & orange bell peppers if we have them. It's a great make ahead dinner.

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    • on July 05, 2010

      55

      I loved this! I used cherry tomatoes and cut them in half. The lemon juice amount is not overpowering. I would add more lemon juice (at your discretion) if you want more lemon flavor. I added some green onions to my plate as someone suggested. Yummy!

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    Nutritional Facts for Chickpea Macaroni Salad

    Serving Size: 1 (299 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 393.3
     
    Calories from Fat 199
    50%
    Total Fat 22.1 g
    34%
    Saturated Fat 6.6 g
    33%
    Cholesterol 26.7 mg
    8%
    Sodium 1115.2 mg
    46%
    Total Carbohydrate 39.0 g
    13%
    Dietary Fiber 6.2 g
    24%
    Sugars 5.5 g
    22%
    Protein 11.6 g
    23%

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