Summer for me is all about a good pasta salad. I live for it at BBQs and just weeknight dinners in general. Lately I’ve been trying to really use up all the produce in my fridge and I found myself making this Brussel Sprout Pasta Salad!
This combines some of my favorite summer flavors and does well on its own or as a side! You’ll be obsessed with the flavor combo once you give it a try!
1 can chickpeas rinsed and drained
7-8 Brussel sprouts thinly chopped
1 package cooked orzo
1 tsp oregano
feta or parmesan cheese (I used vegan)
1 tsp parsley
1 tbsp lemon juice
salt & pepper
1/2 cup olive oil
- Sauté your Brussel sprouts in a pan with a drop of olive oil. You just want them to be soft and not too crispy!
- Assemble the dressing by combining olive oil, lemon juice, oregano, parsley, and salt & pepper. Mix well and set aside.
- Mix together the cooked orzo, Brussel sprouts, and chickpeas then add in the dressing and mix well.
- Garnish with diced walnuts and cheese!
This is the most delicious pasta salad. It gives you a little more than a normal one would with the protein from the chickpeas and nuts and then the greens from the Brussel sprouts.
I also love the light dressing. Sometimes people get a little too crazy with the flavors and I’ve found this really compliments these well! If you loved this recipe, you can check out my others here! You can also follow me on pinterest @cassiedenisco for more recipes!!