6 ounces uncooked whole wheat (or other whole grain) pasta
juice of one small lemon
3 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
4 cups fresh raw spinach leaves, chopped
1 (15 ounce) can chickpeas (also called garbanzos), drained and rinsed
2 ounces crumbled feta cheese
1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil, and cook pasta according to package directions (about 8 minutes, usually).
2. While pasta is cooking, mix lemon juice, olive oil and minced garlic in a very large salad bowl.
3. When pasta is done, drain it and put in bowl with dressing, so it can absorb the lemony sauce.
4. Add chickpeas and spinach, and toss thoroughly. Sprinkle with feta when ready to serve.
Note: Rotini works well in this recipe, since the little bits of sauce and feta cling to the spirals. Serve lukewarm or chilled, according to your preference.
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