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Vegan Pasta Recipes: Farmer’s Market Vegetables & Chickpea Pasta

Looking for ways to lighten up your pasta dishes for the summer? Try this farmer’s market chickpea vegan pasta recipe! It’s light and full of flavor and, best of all, gives you a great dinner time option to use up all those beautiful vegetables (including maybe new-to-you veggies like fairy tale eggplants and garlic scapes) you find at the local farmer’s market!  

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword chickpea pasta, easy vegan recipes, fairy tale eggplant, garlic scapes, plantbased recipes, simple vegan recipes, vegan pasta recipes, vegetarian pasta recipes, vegetarian recipes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author herbivoreskitchen


  • 1 oz box Banza(R) chickpea pasta prepared in accordance with the package directions
  • 1 Garlic scape prepared as described above (or sub 1 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed)
  • 1 pint Fairy tale eggplants washed with the stems removed and cut in half lengthwise
  • 1 medium Round zucchini (or sub 1 green zucchini) washed and cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 medium Yellow squash

    washed and cut into bite-sized pieces

  • 8-10 small Heirloom cherry tomatoes washed and sliced in half
  • 2 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup Pine nuts lightly toasted
  • Crushed red pepper, to taste
  • Salt & pepper, to taste
  • Fresh basil washed and torn


  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.

  2. Toss the fairy tale eggplant, zucchini, garlic scapes and yellow squash in the EVOO. Season with salt and pepper and spread out on a baking sheet.

  3. Roast in the oven for approximately 20 minutes, or until the vegetables are easily pierced with a fork and lightly browned. 

  4. While the vegetables are roasting, prepare the chickpea pasta.

  5. When 5 minutes remains on the vegetables, toss in the heirloom tomatoes.

  6. Combine the roasted vegetables, including the olive oil and juices from the tomatoes with the pasta. 

  7. Top with toasted pine nuts, crushed red pepper and fresh basil.