Vegan Recipes

Healthy Chickpea Pasta

Healthy Chickpea Pasta

A wholesome and satisfying meal with this Vegan Healthy Chickpea Pasta recipe. Made with nutrient-rich chickpea pasta, vibrant vegetables, and flavorful seasonings, this dish is a delicious way to enjoy a nutritious and plant-based meal. Chickpea pasta provides a boost of protein and fiber, while the colorful assortment of vegetables adds vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Whether you’re following a vegan lifestyle or simply looking for a nutritious pasta dish, this Vegan Healthy Chickpea Pasta is sure to become a favorite in your recipe rotation.

Full Recipe:


  • 8 oz (about 227g) chickpea pasta (or any other vegan pasta of your choice)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 bell pepper, diced (any color)
  • ONE zucchini, diced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup baby spinach leaves
  • ONE teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Red pepper flakes (optional, for heat)
  • Vegan Parmesan cheese, for serving (optional)
  • Fresh basil leaves, for garnish (optional)


  1. Cook the Pasta:
    • Cook the chickpea pasta according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  2. Sauté Vegetables:
    • In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Put minced garlic and diced onion, and sauté until softened and fragrant, about 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add Bell Pepper and Zucchini:
    • Add diced bell pepper and zucchini to the skillet. Cook for an additional 3-4 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender-crisp.
  4. Combine Tomatoes and Spinach:
    • Stir in halved cherry tomatoes and baby spinach leaves. Cook for 1-2 minutes, just until the spinach wilts and the tomatoes soften slightly.
  5. Season the Dish:
    • Sprinkle dried oregano, dried basil, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes (if using) over the vegetables. Stir to combine and let the flavors meld for another minute.
  6. Combine Pasta and Vegetables:
    • Add the cooked chickpea pasta to the skillet with the sautéed vegetables. Toss everything together until well combined and heated through.
  7. Serve:
    • Divide the Vegan Healthy Chickpea Pasta among serving plates. Optionally, sprinkle with vegan Parmesan cheese and garnish with fresh basil leaves before serving.
Nutrition Facts (Per Serving – Makes about 4 servings):
  • Calories: 300
  • Fat: 10g
  • Protein: 12g
  • Total Carbohydrates: 40g
  • Dietary Fiber: 10g
  • Sugars: 6g
  • Net Carbs: 30g

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