Vegan Chickpea Pasta Salad In A Jar

vegan chickpea pasta salad

It’s happening! Another jar salad for the VMPS archives. I’m on a mission to develop any vegan jar salad recipe your heart could ever desire. This because I’ve come to the conclusion that they are highly underrated and could significantly improve anyone’s quality of life. I’m not even joking. Today, I’m sharing a Vegan Chickpea Pasta Salad In A Jar recipe!

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How Big Should A Jar Be For A Salad?

To prep a main meal-sized salad, you will need a 1L jar! This will allow you to add at least half a cup of legumes, one cup of starch, 1-2 cups of veggies as well as some fat and/or flavour sources to keep you satisfied until your next snack or meal.

How Long Do Salads In A Jar Last?

Technically, jar salads will last in the fridge for up to 5 days. However, I recommend to eat them within 3-4 days for optimal flavour. Make sure to store them properly, with the lid screwed on properly! I love the Le Parfait srew-top lids.

vegan chickpea pasta salad

I hope you love this Vegan Chickpea Salad In A Jar Recipe, it’s:

  • Ideal for meal prep
  • Fresh
  • Chewy
  • Crunchy
  • & Tangy

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Vegan Chickpea Pasta Salad In A Jar

This Vegan Chickpea Pasta Salad is the perfect to-go salad. Chickpeas, cherry tomatoes, olives, pasta, vegan feta, rocket and, balsamic vinaigrette.
Course Salad
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword chickpea pasta salad, chickpea pasta salad recipe, meal prep recipe, vegan chickpea pasta salad, vegetarian chickpea pasta salad
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 3 meals
Cost ZAR 40 / meal

Equipment

  • small pan
  • 3 x 1 L jar with lid (I used Le Parfait brand)

Ingredients

  • 150 g dry fusilli pasta
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • pepper
  • salt
  • 240 g (1.5 cup) chickpeas (equals 1 can of chickpeas) drained and rinsed
  • 200 g (1.5 cup) cherry or cocktail tomatoes halved
  • 100 g (0.5 cup) kalamata olives pitted and halved
  • 230 g feta-style dairy-free cheese I used dairy-free white salad cheese from Woolworths, diced or crumbled. The Violife brand is also great, but almost double the price expensive.
  • 80 g (3 cups) wild rocket

Instructions

  • Cook pasta according to the package instructions. Make sure to add some salt to the cooking water, for flavor! Allow pasta to cool slightly and toss with a little olive oil to prevent sticking.
  • Place the ingredients in the jars in the order they are listed in even layers. Add the cooked pasta following the olives.
  • Put the lids on tightly and store them in the fridge! For optimal flavor and freshness, eat them within 3-4 days.
  • When you are ready to eat, pour the ingredients out onto a plate. If you prefer to eat the salad straight out of the jar, shake the jar for 30-60 seconds and then eat!

Notes

The most expensive ingredient of this dish is the feta-style dairy-free cheese! If you wish to leave the cheese out, you could swap out the cheese for avocado. Add the avocado only when you are ready to eat, so it doesn’t turn brown.

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