Spring is here and in Texas the weather is starting to get warm. I have been trying to come up with a bunch of healthy options for outdoor parties. I already have my Dairy Free Potato Salad and my Pineapple Mango Salsa. Now I have a macaroni salad to add to the list.
Most traditional macaroni salad is swimming in mayo. Not this. This is another meal that is really easy to put together. I used brown rice pasta for this recipe so it is gluten free as well. Since I added the chickpeas, it can be a complete meal and not just a side dish. The golden balsamic and the pomegranate molasses give it a slightly sweet taste. Both really make the dish. You can find the pomegranate molasses at most health food stores.
Macaroni Salad with Chickpeas
Serving size: 4 servings
- Cook the macaroni according to the box instructions.
- Let cool.
- Add all the ingredients in one bowl and mix to serve.