A pasta salad can be turned into a nourishing meal! Of course, it’s all about the ingredients you use. We made this pasta salad with chickpea noodles for an extra boost of protein and fiber!


  • 2 medium cooked chicken breasts, shredded or chopped (we used rotisserie chicken)
  • 2 ripe avocado pitted and diced
  • 1 pound cooked rotini pasta or similar (we used chickpea pasta!)
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup freshly chopped basil
  • Salt and fresh cracked pepper, to taste


  • 1/2 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1.  In a large bowl, add the salad ingredients, the shredded chicken, avocado, onion, avocado, cherry tomatoes, and basil.
  2. In a jar, combine the ingredients for the dressing: vinegar, Italian seasoning, Olive oil, salt and pepper.
  3. Drizzle your chicken pasta salad with the dressing. Toss gently until all the ingredients are combined. Serve immediately or chill for later. Enjoy!

Recipe from Eat Well 101.