The Well and Full Bowl

The Well and Full Bowl | Well and Full | #vegan #recipe

This is my signature vegan Well and Full bowl that I often post on Instagram – made with pasta, chickpeas, and lots of greens!


I thought it would be perfectly fitting to have my first recipe of the New Year be my signature Well and Full Bowl, of which I’ve posted dozens of photos on Instagram, but never given the recipe for! I honestly don’t know what took me so long, I would get messages all the time asking for the recipe (rolls eyes at self). But better late than never, that’s what I say! 

For this post, I had planned to talk about some things I had learned in 2019. I went through some pretty intense challenges over the past few years – in romantic relationships, family relationships, friend relationships, medical issues, etc. – and was frustrated because I hadn’t felt like I had grown from the struggles. But even though it took me a little bit of time, I do feel now that I’ve learned and grown SO much from my trials. 

However, I think I want to spend a little more time reflecting before I share any lessons I’ve learned. Reflection itself actually is one of the lessons I’ve learned. There is nothing to be lost and everything to be gained by reflecting, thinking introspectively, and meditating. 

So for today, I’ll just leave you with this delicious bowl. I make this Well and Full Bowl at least 2-3 times a week, because it’s just that good! I also love eating salad bowls like this because they don’t leave me in a food coma afterward – they keep me feeling light and energetic to continue on with my day. I hope you love this recipe!

For more healthy vegan recipes for the New Year (or your #Veganuary goals), check out this post of my Top 10 Veganuary Recipes!

The Well and Full Bowl | Well and Full | #vegan #recipe


The Well and Full Bowl

This is my signature vegan Well and Full bowl that I often post on Instagram – made with pasta, chickpeas, and lots of greens!
Course Main Course, Salad
Keyword chickpeas, pasta



  • 1 15-oz Can Chickpeas
  • 1 Tbs Avocado Oil
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt
  • 1/2 Tsp Paprika
  • 1/2 Tsp Chili Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Black Pepper
  • Pinch of Cayenne

Pasta Salad

  • 4 oz Pasta dry
  • 2 Tbs Vegan Chipotle Mayo
  • 1 Tbs Avocado Oil or Olive Oil
  • 1/2 Tsp Black Pepper
  • Pinch of Salt

The Rest of the Bowl – Mix and Match

  • Mixed Greens i.e. spinach, kale, mesclun, etc.
  • Chopped Red Onion
  • Carrots
  • Pumpkin Seeds
  • Hemp Seeds
  • Shredded Cabbage
  • Scallions


  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  • Rinse and dry your can of chickpeas. Discard any loose skins.
  • In a bowl, toss the chickpeas with the oil, salt, and spices. On a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, bake chickpeas in the oven for about 25 minutes.
  • While chickpeas are cooking, make the pasta. Cook the pasta in boiling SALTED water until al dente. When done, drain.
  • Then, toss the pasta with the oil, mayo, salt, and spices.
  • Assemble your bowls – add on a layer of mixed greens, then add as much pasta, chickpeas, and veggies as you'd like. Top with any nuts or seeds that you like, i.e. pumpkin seeds or sunflower seeds.
  • Enjoy!


  • This salad is meant to be totally mix-and-match and customizable. Please feel free to use any spices you like for the chickpeas, or a different sauce for the pasta (like vegan ranch, tahini, etc.)
  • If you don’t have vegan chipotle mayo, toss the pasta with the same amount of plain vegan mayo with a sprinkling of chipotle powder.

The Well and Full Bowl | Well and Full | #vegan #recipe


If you make this Well and Full Bowl and post it on Instagram, be sure to tag me @wellandfull and #wellandfull so I can see! I love seeing your takes on my recipes :)

8 responses to “The Well and Full Bowl”

  1. R.H. Avatar

    5 stars
    I follow you on instagram and I was waiting for you to post the recipe for this bowl lol. I made it last night and it was amazing! Thank you!

    1. Sarah Avatar

      I’m so glad you liked it! Thanks so much for leaving a review :)

  2. Victoria Coburn Avatar
    Victoria Coburn

    This looks delicious, I love pasta dishes

    1. Sarah Avatar

      Thank you! :)

  3. Ulrika Malmgren Avatar
    Ulrika Malmgren

    5 stars
    This was delicious!
    But a lot of my chickpeas blew up in the oven leaving quite a mess. Did I do something wrong?

    1. Sarah Avatar

      I’m so glad you liked the recipe! I’m not sure why the chickpeas would’ve blew up in the oven… the only thing I can think of is a difference in oven temperature or too much oil. Does your oven run hot at all?

  4. Mardi C Avatar
    Mardi C

    5 stars
    This bowl is delicious! Definitely a “make again”. Thank you for posting!

    1. Sarah Avatar

      I’m so glad you liked the recipe! Hope you and Charlene are doing well :)

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