Chickpea Macaroni Salad Recipe! by Chickpea Macaroni Salad Recipe!This Greek-style pasta salad would also be good tossed with fresh avocado and mint.PREP 10 mins COOK 10 mins READY IN 50 mins Original recipe makes 6 servings1 cup macaroni 1 (19 ounce) can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained 4 tomatoes, chopped 1 onion, chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 6 ounces feta cheese, crumbled 1 cup pitted black olives 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper 1/2 cup olive oil 1/4 cup fresh lemon juiceDirections 1.Bring a medium saucepan of lightly salted water to a boil. Add macaroni, and cook 8 to 10 minutes, or until al dente. Rinse under cold water to chill, and drain. 2.Meanwhile, combine the chickpeas, tomatoes, onion, garlic, feta cheese, olives, salt, pepper, olive oil, and lemon juice in a large bowl. Set aside to marinate while the pasta is cooking. 3.Mix macaroni with chickpea mixture. Cover, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to blend flavors.