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Arugula is full of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. The powerful antioxidants in arugula may help to reduce inflammation and protect healthy cells.
Whole grain pasta is much higher in fiber than traditional enriched pasta. Fiber is beneficial for gut health, which can play a helpful role in the immune response.
Chickpeas are a good source of choline, which may help to decrease chronic inflammation. Chickpeas are also a good source of plant-based protein.
Cook Pasta, Toast Pine Nuts In a large saucepan, bring water to a boil. While waiting for water to boil, toast pine nuts in a dry skillet, over medium heat, until fragrant. When water begins to boil, add the pasta and cook according to package directions.
Whisk Together Dressing While pasta cooks, whisk together dressing ingredients in a small bowl.
Drain & Rinse Pasta When pasta is done cooking, drain and rinse with cold water to stop the cooking process.
Assemble Ingredients & Serve In a large bowl, toss the arugula, sun dried tomatoes, chickpeas, cooked pasta, and toasted pine nuts. Drizzle with dressing and toss to coat. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Add shaved parmesan before serving.
Use a gluten-free pasta
Use toasted sunflower seeds or omit
Sprinkle with a dairy-free cheese or omit
Purchase pre-squeezed lemon juice.
Purchase toasted pine nuts or use raw pine nuts.
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