I make this pasta salad a lot. We’ll have it for lunch or dinner. It stands alone well when you load it up with veggies and beans but it can also be a side salad. It’s also nice to make it ahead and take it to a pot luck, BBQ or party to share - it’s always a winner!I typically use 100% whole wheat (look at the ingredient list to make sure it’s 100% whole wheat). But, there are so many pasta options out there now: Legume pasta (lentil, black bean and chickpea), brown rice pasta, and even cauliflower pasta. All nutrient dense and protein packed options to try.