Artichoke, Chickpea & Mozzarella Pasta Salad


This healthy pasta salad draws inspiration from a traditional antipasto platter. Artichoke hearts and pepperoncini add briny flavor, while fresh mozzarella lends a creamy note. Serve this pasta salad at your next dinner party or backyard get-together.

artichoke mozzarella chickpea pasta salad
Photo: Jen Causey
Active Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
40 mins


  • 3 cups whole-wheat fusilli

  • cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • cup vinegar, such as red-wine, champagne, white balsamic or rice

  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil

  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped shallot

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

  • 1 (15 ounce) can chickpeas, rinsed

  • 1 (14 ounce) can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped

  • 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes

  • ½ cup slivered red onion

  • cup cubed salami

  • cup diced fresh mozzarella cheese

  • cup sliced pepperoncini


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add pasta; cook according to package directions. Drain; transfer to a large bowl and let cool for 10 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, combine oil, vinegar, basil, shallot, lemon juice, salt and pepper in a jar with a tight-fitting lid. Cover and shake until well combined.

  3. Add chickpeas, artichokes, tomatoes, onion, salami, mozzarella and pepperoncini to the pasta in the large bowl; toss to combine. Add the vinaigrette; mix until well coated.

To make ahead

Cover and refrigerate for up to 1 day.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

200 Calories
9g Fat
22g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 200
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 7g 14%
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 7mg 2%
Vitamin A 252IU 5%
Vitamin C 6mg 7%
Vitamin D 2IU 1%
Vitamin E 1mg 4%
Folate 4mcg 1%
Vitamin K 4mcg 3%
Sodium 317mg 14%
Calcium 42mg 3%
Iron 1mg 6%
Magnesium 13mg 3%
Potassium 187mg 4%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

Updated by
Carolyn Malcoun
Carolyn Malcoun

As EatingWell's food editor, Carolyn Malcoun searches for cool farmers, chefs and other food stories to tell. She has a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin and a culinary arts degree from New England Culinary Institute. She started at EatingWell as an intern in the Test Kitchen in 2005 and joined the editorial team soon after.

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