Summer Pasta Salad

Light Summer Bowtie Recipe by Vegan Outreach

By Toni Okamoto

The time for summer bar-b-ques and potlucks is rapidly approaching, so I wanted to get you well equipped with tasty and easy-to-make recipes! This is one of my favorites! It’s a light pasta salad that’s bursting with flavor and high in protein. Your friends and family are guaranteed to love it as much as I do!


  • 16 oz bag of pasta
  • 1/4 c olive oil
  • 1 small red onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 15 oz can chickpeas
  • 6 oz jar artichoke quarters
  • Juice of one lemon
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Cherry tomatoes, halved


Boil pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside. In a large pan add olive oil, diced onions, minced
garlic and sauté until onions are translucent. Add chickpeas (drained), artichoke quarters, lemon juice, salt and pepper, and let simmer over medium heat for five minutes. Add drained pasta and mix well. Garnish with cherry tomatoes.