Pasta with Brussel Sprouts, Crunchy Chickpeas & Hemp Seeds

The number one question I get about plant-based diets: But where do you get your protein? Plants are loaded with protein, and this pasta dish is living proof. In fact, just one tablespoon of chickpeas has about 2.5 grams of protein. Hemp seeds pack an even bigger punch, coming in at 5 grams of protein per tablespoon. 

The point is this... Plant-based protein is abundant, and there are plenty of creative and delicious ways to have a nutritious, meat-free meal. 

For inspiration, give this pasta a try. 

Pasta with Brussel Sprouts, Crunchy Chickpeas & Hemp Seeds
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Pasta with Brussel Sprouts, Crunchy Chickpeas & Hemp Seeds
Ingredients
  • 1 box pasta
  • 3 cups shredded brussel sprouts
  • 1/4 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 can chickpeas, drained
  • 3 tablespoons hemp seeds
  • 4 tablespoons, divided avocado oil
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tsp pink salt
  • 2 tsp lemon pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp black pepper
Instructions
1) Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Drain and rinse chickpeas. Dry chickpeas completely with paper towels. 2) Toss chickpeas with 1 tablespoon avocado oil, 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp black pepper, and garlic powder. Bake in oven for 30 minutes, stirring chickpeas halfway.3) Boil a pot of water. Add pasta. Cook for 8-10 minutes. Drain.4) Saute brussel sprouts in 1 tablespoon avocado oil for 8-10 minutes. Add 1/2 of lemon juice to saute pan. Add cherry tomatoes to warm through. 5) Combine pasta, tomatoes, brussel sprouts, and roasted chickpeas. Add hemp seeds. Toss with 2 tablespoons avocado oil and remaining lemon juice and salt to taste.
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 6-8 servings
Pasta with Brussel Sprouts, Crunchy Chickpeas & Hemp Seeds
Pasta with Brussel Sprouts, Crunchy Chickpeas & Hemp Seeds
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