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.

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

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!

Chickapea pasta used in Bruschetta Pasta Salad recipe

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

Mixing bruschetta pasta salad in a bowl

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. 🙂

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

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.

An easy salad loaded with summer fresh flavors and healthy protein rich pasta.

22 Comments
  • Rachael
    Posted at 11:13h, 22 June Reply

    this recipe is brilliant!

  • Regina
    Posted at 11:44h, 21 June Reply

    I love how the protein of Chickapea pasta can turn one of my favorite appetizers into a full, balanced meal

  • Trish
    Posted at 18:10h, 20 June Reply

    Tomatoes are a fave of mine, so this looks perfect!

    • Chickapea
      Posted at 18:38h, 20 June Reply

      So perfect with pasta, Trish!

  • Michelle @ Sunkissed Kitchen
    Posted at 18:05h, 20 June Reply

    The balsamic drizzle at the end just takes this simple summery salad over the top! Love it’s perfect simplicity.

    • Chickapea
      Posted at 18:38h, 20 June Reply

      We love that drizzle too, Michelle!

  • Erin @ The Almond Eater
    Posted at 16:04h, 20 June Reply

    Gluten free and with heirloom tomatoes?! Sign me up!

    • Chickapea
      Posted at 18:39h, 20 June Reply

      We’re thinking it’s the perfect meal, Erin!

  • marcie
    Posted at 15:13h, 20 June Reply

    I’m in love with this healthy dish and can’t wait to make it when I get my first garden tomatoes!

    • Chickapea
      Posted at 18:40h, 20 June Reply

      The flavors are fantastic and using your own tomatoes will make it even more special for sure, Marcie!

  • Sarah
    Posted at 15:07h, 20 June Reply

    I am so down for this pasta! Also love the idea of adding little mozzarella balls in here too!

    • Chickapea
      Posted at 18:40h, 20 June Reply

      Such a great option and no doubt it would be a popular choice, Sarah!

  • Dana
    Posted at 14:58h, 20 June Reply

    I could probably eat some of this every. friggin’. day.

    • Chickapea
      Posted at 18:41h, 20 June Reply

      I think we could too, Dana! It’s just what we’re craving today!

  • Kristen
    Posted at 14:30h, 20 June Reply

    What a great recipe. I love all the fresh and healthy flavors. Yum!

    • Chickapea
      Posted at 18:42h, 20 June Reply

      So much flavor and so few ingredients. We think it’s perfect, Kristin!

  • Natasha @ Salt & Lavender
    Posted at 14:17h, 20 June Reply

    My kinda pasta salad. Can’t resist bruschetta!

    • Chickapea
      Posted at 18:42h, 20 June Reply

      Can never have enough bruschetta in the summer months – or year round, for that matter!

  • Michelle Higgins
    Posted at 13:35h, 20 June Reply

    Wow! Another great recipe. I love how healthy and protein packed this is, without the meat. My next meatless Monday dish!

    • Chickapea
      Posted at 18:46h, 20 June Reply

      It’s vegan, gluten free and mouth-watering, Michelle. I have a feeling you’ll make this as often as we do!

  • nocrumbsleft
    Posted at 12:53h, 20 June Reply

    This recipe looks absolutely incredible. Love Chickapea gluten free pasta too!!

    • Chickapea
      Posted at 18:47h, 20 June Reply

      We love this recipe idea, Teri. Our blogger friends sure know how to use our pasta in the most creative ways!

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