Anti-inflammatory Plant-Based Pasta

Cross-posting from the Arthritis Society's Flourish Program! Are you looking for an alternative to regular pasta? Try using chickpea-based pasta, which is richer in fibre and protein than whole-wheat pasta.

Chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, are versatile legumes that can be added to stews, curries, snacks and salads. In a time when plant-based products are exploding, bean-based pastas are gaining traction as part of an anti-inflammatory diet. The heart-healthy soluble fibre found in chickpeas helps lower cholesterol levels, improve blood pressure and maintain a healthy digestive tract. The protein in chickpeas can help slow down digestion and regulate blood sugar levels. 

Plant-Based Pasta Salad

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

*4 Servings


  • 8 oz (227 g) fusilli chickpea pasta

  • 2 cups broccoli, cut into small florets