Italian Pasta with Chickpeas

Italian Pasta with Chickpeas

Italian Pasta with Chickpeas was introduced by my Italian friend during my visit to Italy. She introduced me to a dish that her family cooked in the shortest time. This is an easy, quick and healthy pasta dish.

 

SERVES                 4

 

Ingredients: Italian Pasta with Chickpeas

 

Pasta                                                     300 g or 2 cups

Onion, finely chopped                         1 small

Olive oil                                                 1 tsp

Garlic clove, crushed                           1

Celery stick, finely chopped                1

Can chick peas, drained                      425 g

Tomato puree                                       1 cup

Salt                                                         to taste

Black pepper                                         to taste

Chopped fresh parsley                        to garnish

 

 

Preparation Method: Italian Pasta with Chickpeas

 

Fry the onion, celery and garlic with olive oil in a non stick frying pan until softened not browned.  Stir in the chick peas and tomato puree, then cover and simmer for about 15 minutes.

 

Cook the pasta in a large cooking pan in lightly salted boiling water until just tender. Drain the pasta and toss into the sauce, then season to taste with salt and black pepper.

 

Sprinkle with chopped fresh parsley then serve hot.

 

Nutrition Notes: Italian Pasta with Chickpeas

Per Portion:

Energy                                  374 Kcals

Fat                                         4.44 g

Saturated fat                        0.32 g

Cholesterol                            0

Fibre                                       6.41 g

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