Photo: Charles Masters
Prep Time
20 Mins
Serves: 4

This salad gives a boost of protein, iron and fiber, which will keep you full and satisfied all afternoon. No microwave? Steam spinach for 2 to 4 minutes to wilt.

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How to Make It

Step 1

Place zucchini in a bowl. Add 1/4 cup water, cover (leaving it slightly open to vent steam) and microwave on high until tender, 4 to 5 minutes. Uncover, drain and let cool.

Step 2

Divide spinach among 4 bowls. Microwave each, uncovered, for 1 minute on high to wilt, if desired.

Step 3

In a bowl, toss pasta, chickpeas, artichoke hearts with marinade, olives, tomato, basil and oregano. Toss in zucchini. In a separate bowl, whisk oil, vinegar and mustard. Season with salt and pepper. Toss with pasta mixture.

Step 4

Divide mixture among bowls with spinach. Top with cheese and serve.

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