Chickpeas and Penne With Pecan Red Pepper Pesto

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by baldyeaglehead

It's fun to cook for my vegan neighbors, but also a challenge to come up with food that has texture in addition to good flavor.

Top Review by lecole54

Very easy and very flavorful. I think next time I'll add a tad more chipotle powder; don't want it to blow my head off or anything, just want it to be a little more present.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. First boil a quarter pound of penne noodles.
  2. while that is going, saute an onion in some olive oil.
  3. add the rinsed chickpeas in the pan to roast a little.
  4. in a blender, add the peppers, garlic, olive oil, chipotle, pecans, salt and pepper, and catsup.
  5. toss everything together and cook on low heat, just long enough to heat the sauce through.
  6. squeeze some lemon juice on top and serve.

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