Broccoli, Chickpeas and Garlic Whole-Wheat Spaghetti

broccoli, chickpeas and garlic whole wheat pasta recipe

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I like whole-wheat pasta a lot.

I like the unique taste it has, I like its slightly brittle texture (fiber baby, fiber!) and I like the idea that it’s considered healthy.

To make a super-quick lunch or dinner, I often put together some whole-wheat spaghetti, a little bit of soy sauce and some steamed or cooked vegetables. Simplicity is my favorite game!

The meals made with this kind of pasta are even surprisingly satisfying… just like this recipe…

 

whole wheat broccoli, chickpeas and garlic spaghetti recipe ingredients

Here’s what we need.

 
 

broccoli, chickpeas and garlic whole wheat pasta recipe cooking broccoli

1. First, cut the broccoli into florets. Boil in salted water until crisp-tender. Drain the florets.

 
 

broccoli, chickpeas and garlic whole wheat spaghetti recipe cooking pasta

2. Cook the pasta according to the package directions until al dente. Drain the pasta in a colander. Reserve 1/4 cup of the pasta cooking water.

 
 

broccoli, chickpeas and garlic whole wheat spaghetti recipe, garlic, olive oil and red pepper flakes in a pan

3. In a large skillet or pan, cook the chopped garlic and red pepper flakes in oil, stirring frequently, until the garlic is golden, about 1 minute.

 
 

broccoli, chickpeas and garlic whole wheat spaghetti recipe, steamed and chopped broccoli

4. Add the chopped broccoli.

 
 

broccoli, chickpeas and garlic whole wheat spaghetti recipe, addig canned chickpeas in a pan

5. Then add the drained chickpeas and stir until heated through.

 
 

broccoli, chickpeas and garlic whole wheat spaghetti recipe, combining and drizzling with soy sauce

6. Add the pasta and the reserved cooking water. Cook over moderate heat, tossing, until combined well.

7. Add soy sauce to taste. If necessary, add salt too.

 
 

broccoli, chickpeas and garlic whole wheat spaghetti recipe

8. Serve drizzled with additional olive oil. If desired, drizzle with some lemon juice and top with your favorite grated cheese.

Enjoy, dear friends!

Love,
Petra

(This recipe was adapted from epicurious.com. It makes 2 servings.)

 

5 Responses to Broccoli, Chickpeas and Garlic Whole-Wheat Spaghetti

  1. 1
    Adriana says:

    Lovely recipe, I like this kind of food and is also very healthy.

  2. 2
    Dena says:

    This looks really delicious. The pasta dish itself yummy, your photos clear and fun. Thanks, Petra.

  3. 3
    Melody says:

    That looks amazing! I love broccoli and I love chickpeas! Thank you for the great recipe. I don’t usually buy whole wheat noodles, but I’ll have to give that a try.

  4. 4
    Suzy says:

    We’ve just had this for our evening meal and it was delicious so thank you for posting the recipe! x

  5. 5

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