Thursday, March 6, 2008

Pasta with Chickpeas and Parsley

There is nothing quite like having a few recipes for quick and easy one dish dinners handy. Amongst my favourite recipes is Pasta with Chickpeas & Parsley. This is a deliciously spicy pasta with a tremendously hearty flavour. Its completely no-fuss to make. It was perfect for our move last week - fast to make and truly yummy!! 

3 cups mixed pasta
1 large can chickpeas
2 small onions, diced
2 cloves garlic, diced
1 large bunch flat-leaf parsley, chopped
1 tbsp olive oil
1 1/2 tsp hot red pepper flakes
Salt, to taste
Pepper, freshly ground


  1. Boil the pasta with a pinch of salt and a teaspoon of olive oil in plenty of water. Set aside when ready.
  2. Heat the oil in a large saucepan. Add the garlic and onions and cook until transparent.
  3. Drain the chickpeas and add to the pan. mix well cook covered on medium heat for 2 minutes.
  4. Now add the pepper flakes (you can reduce or increase the quantity according to taste), and the parsley. Blend in and cook for another 5-8 minutes or until the chickpeas are warmed through.
  5. Season with salt and pepper and toss the cooked pasta into the chickpea mix.
  6. Serve hot with extra freshly ground black pepper and red chilli flakes.
I am sending this across to Meeta's Monthly Mingle One Dish Dinners. This recipe is also my very first entry to Ruth fabulous event Presto Pasta Nights!!

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  1. It does look wonderful and I'm glad you shared with Presto Pasta Nights. Too late for this week, but it will be first up for the next round!

  2. Looks lovely - like the chickpeas here!

  3. yummy, I love chickpeas so this sounds delicous!

    Welcome to the DB!

  4. I'm always so happy to find a new blog with great vegetarian recipes! This looks fantastic.

  5. I love chickpeas - this sounds delicious!

  6. Thanks for the recipe,we really love pasta, never thought of chickpeas, sounds great.


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