This one time I went out to eat and I fell in love with the food. If you are ever in the Minnesota suburbs, I highly suggest you check it out: Pour Wine Bar and Bistro. Truth be told I have fallen in love with many recipes on their menu; then I come home and desperately try to recreate them. Imagine my excitement when I came pretty darn close. The best part is that this vegetarian greek pasta recipe is extremely simple and all ingredients can be added to your Costco shopping list. Did I mention it’s gluten free? I didn’t. So sorry, my bad.
To be honest, I used to make this recipe all the time, then after discovering my gluten intolerance I thought this recipe was a thing of the past. That really stinks for a vegetarian/vegan. This Greek pasta is such a good way to get a few veggies in while still totally satisfying your taste buds. Even though I am no longer vegan, this recipe still never left my mind. Flash forward a few years and Costco has come out with this great chickpea pasta! Check out my other favorite Costco buys here: Surviving Your First Time at Costco. But, enough about me, let’s get to the recipe. First, let me give you a few tips:
1. Use a kitchen scissors to chop vegetables into a small bowl. Using a cutting board will soak up some of the juices and take away the flavor of the pasta.
2. Be sure to add the feta cheese at the very end. Adding it too soon means it will melt into your pasta and not be the crumbly awesomeness we all know and love.
3 cups chickpea pasta
1 cup of chopped artichoke hearts
1 cup chopped sun dried tomatoes
1/2 cup diced Kalamata olives
2 ups chopped spinach
2 Tablespoons olive oil
5 cloves of garlic
1/2 cup feta cheese
Salt to taste
My family is so excited to have this recipe back on our menu! As you all may know, I am a huge fan of great recipes with as little effort as possible. If you are the same way, check out some of my favorite easy recipes.
I hope you enjoy this crazy easy, crazy good vegetarian pasta recipe. If you are like me and try to eat clean, I highly recommend browsing the isles of Costco. They have a ton of great, low guilt options. Get a tour of the rest of my pantry to see some great ideas on how to organize a whole 30, no processed pantry.