Get ready for garbanzo pasta salad. This side dish is a great alternative for those who are lactose intolerant and can't enjoy macaroni and cheese. Garbanzo beans have a high protein content and are packed with fiber. While you can cook up some dried garbanzo beans for this recipe, the canned version is quicker and simpler to use. Just make sure you rinse and drain them to get rid of excess sodium before adding them to your salad.