Everyone loves a pasta salad and unlike regular pasta, whole wheat pasta has fiber! Look on the back of the package—3 grams of fiber or more is best!

(Serves 6)


  • 1 pound whole-wheat pasta of choice
  • 1 can low-sodium garbanzo beans, drained
  • 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1 cup fresh spinach
  • 1/2 purple onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 avocado, sliced (optional)
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice (from 2 large lemons)
  • 1/3 cup water or low sodium broth of choice, as needed to moisten
  • Fresh herbs like parsley or basil

Recipe Preparation

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. Drain and rinse pasta in cool water.
  3. Combine pasta and remaining ingredients in a large bowl and mix well. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. For best taste, refrigerate for a few hours before serving.
  4. Enjoy!

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