Dinner Tonight: Pasta with Chickpea Tomato Sauce
Dinner Tonight: Pasta with Chickpea Tomato Sauce might be just the main course you are searching for. This recipe serves 4. One serving contains 738 calories, 37g of protein, and 17g of fat. This recipe covers 37% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. If you have pepper flakes, garlic, chickpeas, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it. To use up the olive oil you could follow this main course with the Sauteed Banana, Granolan and Yogurt Parfait as a dessert. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes approximately 45 minutes.
Heat the oil in a large skillet or medium saucepan over medium heat. Just as it begins to shimmer, add the garlic and crushed red pepper flakes and cook until fragrant, less than a minute.
Add the chickpeas with a pinch of salt and cook for 5 minutes or so to soften them.
Add the broth and tomatoes and bring the mixture to a boil. Turn down the heat and simmer until the flavors merge and the chickpeas are soft, about 20 to 25 minutes.
Add the basil sprig and most of the leaves, and continue cooking for an additional 5 minutes.
In the meantime, bring a pot of salty water to boil. Cook the pasta until al dente, then drain, reserving some pasta cooking water.
Add the cooked pasta to the sauce and toss well, adding a little pasta cooking water to achieve a creamy consistency. Season to taste with salt and pepper, and serve with grated Parmesan. and remaining basil leaves.