The 8 Best Ways to Cook Banza Chickpea Pasta

 In Make, Tips & Tricks

It’s finally June and we’re having all the summer food feels. You saw that we rounded up some MDW grill and BBQ app recipes to kick off the season, but we felt like something was missing: PASTA. If you follow along on our Instagram, you know we’re really on the pasta kick lately. With every good piece of grilled meat is a side of fresh and crunchy pasta salad, ya feel?

There are tons of recipes out there, but we wanted to curate a special WTR one to complement our …. BANZA PASTA GIVEAWAY! More rules to come on our instagram/facebook feed, so make sure to follow and be on the lookout for a chance to win a variety box of our favorite chickpea pasta.

banza pasta recipe

Also, you may have noticed we’re obsessing over Trader Joe’s staple items and simple, 3 ingredient recipes. Why not combine all our loves into one AMAZING giveaway?

3 ingredient pasta recipe


3 Ingredient Creamy Thai Chickpea Pasta Salad


2 boxes of Banza Penne Chickpea Pasta

1 bag Trader Joe’s Cruciferous Crunch Collection (Kale, Brussel Sprouts, Broccoli, Green Cabbage & Red Cabbage)

1/2 cup Trader Joe’s Almond Butter Turmeric Salad Dressing

Add Salt and Pepper to Taste

Mix & Enjoy!


And because we know you just can NEVER have enough pasta recipe, here are 7 other Banza based recipes that we’re obsessed with. Enjoy!

Creamy Spicy Vegan Sausage Pasta with Spinach by Well Vegan

creamy spicy vegan sausage pasta

Vegan Chickpea Pesto Pasta by Marisa Moore Nutrition

Chickpea Walnut Pesto Pasta Overhead

Banza Alla Vodka (Source: Eat Banza)

Chickpea Penne with Kale and Red Wine by Kale me Maybe


Bangin Beet Banza Pasta by Purely Pope

Bangin’ (Vegan) Beet Pesto

Cacio e Pepe by Simply Quinoa

You already know, we’re OBSESSED with Cacio e Pepe. Make this ‘health-ified’ version using chickpea spaghetti & vegan sauce!

Vegan Cacio e Pepe Recipe

Baked Ziti with Shaved Brussel Sprouts by Hello Kalin



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