Caprese pasta salad made healthy with protein-packed chickpea rotini, tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, arugula, fresh basil and a delicious homemade balsamic dressing. This post is sponsored by Barilla®.
I’m back with another recipe that’s perfect for meal prep! I recently hosted a masterclass all about meal prep and SO many of you shared what you struggle with:
“I feel like I only have 5 healthy recipes. I need more variety!”
“I get in a rut of eating the same thing every day.”
“I spend 500 hours in the kitchen.”
The list goes on! I’m making it my mission to make meal prep more approachable. I’m here to show you that healthy eating doesn’t have to be boring. You can meal prep effectively without eating the same thing every week and without spending all day in the kitchen. Case in point: this pasta salad recipe that is perfect to make ahead! The entire recipe can be made in advance and if I’m being honest, tastes even better after marinating for a couple days.
The base of this caprese pasta salad is (you guessed it) my new favorite pasta, Barilla legume pasta. I used their gluten-free, protein-packed Chickpea Rotini, which is made with one simple ingredient – chickpeas. To top it off, Barilla legume pastas are an excellent source of fiber. It’s truly a triple threat. If you’re interested in seeing why I’m so hooked on it (or using it for this recipe) you can find Barilla’s legume-based pasta on Amazon.
Instead of only adding basil like a traditional caprese salad, we’re upping the green factor with baby arugula and spinach. The cherry…