Broccoli Chickpeas Penne
A few months back, I went to the grocery store and made an impulse purchase. I bought Chickpeas! That’s right folks, forget the candy and cookies I bought a can of Chickpeas! Wacky!
Since then, they have been sitting in my pantry while I figure out how I am going to use them. I was browsing through All You magazine and found this Whole Wheat Penne with Broccoli and Chickpeas recipe. It looked simple enough and would allow me to convince myself that the impulse purchase was worth it!
I adapted this recipe to create a slightly different version.
- 16oz Box of Penne Pasta
- 16oz Bag of Frozen Broccoli, thawed
- 1 15.5oz Can of Chickpeas, drained
- 1 14.5oz Can of Diced Tomatoes
- 1/4 Cup Water
- 1/4 Cup Lemon Juice
- 1 Tsp Garlic Salt
- 1 Tsp Garlic Powder
- 1 Clove of Garlic
- 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
- Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
Cook the pasta as instructed on the package and drain.
In a large skillet, add the olive oil then pour in broccoli and water. As you start to saute this, add in the garlic salt, garlic powder, and clove of garlic. This will saute for about 10 minutes or until soft.
Leave the broccoli in the skillet on medium heat and pour in the chickpeas, diced tomatoes and lemon juice. Let this simmer for 10 minutes.
Once the mixture is done simmering add it to the drained pasta and mix together. Serve the pasta topped with the mozzarella cheese.
I really enjoyed this dish because it’s meatless. It is nice to take a break from having meat in each meal, plus my toddler enjoyed it too! Remember to print your coupons!