Baked Lemon Mediterranean Pasta Salad

Course: Appetizers / Snacks, Entrees
Difficulty: Easy
Pulse Type: Chickpeas, Lentils
Specialty Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Occasion: Mediterranean Diet
Nutrition: 1/2 cup serving
Category: Meal Prep Recipes, Pasta Recipes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 servings


  • 1 lb pasta lentil or chickpea
  • 1 lemon sliced
  • 2 cups chickpeas
  • 1 onion red; thinly sliced
  • 1 cup tomatoes cherry; halved
  • 1/2 cup parsley chopped
  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook according to package instructions.
  2. While the pasta boils, pre-heat the oven to 425. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spread the lemon slices evenly on the paper. Bake for 15 minutes until edges are starting to brown.
  3. Place the cooked pasta in a large bowl with the baked lemons, red onion, cherry tomatoes and parsley.
  4. In a measuring cup, combine the tahini, lemon juice, and olive oil. Season to taste then pour over pasta mixture. Toss until all ingredients are coated.