Middle Eastern Garbanzo Beans and Macaroni

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 35 mins

This is a vegetarian delight. High in protein and fiber, and low in fat and calories, this stew-like dish is very satisfying and healthy :)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions, drain and set aside.
  2. Heat oil and butter over medium heat in a large pot until hot and melted.
  3. Add onion and cook for 20 minutes, until tender.
  4. Stir in garlic, salt, cumin, coriander, allspice and pepper and cook 1 more minute.
  5. Add tomatoes and beans and heat to boiling over medium high heat.
  6. Reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  7. Add pasta and cook until heated through.
  8. Toss with parsley before serving, if desired.


Most Helpful

Great Luncheon dish - I cut the recipe back to 2 servings - no problem. I used a bit more garlic than called for and used fresh chopped tomatoes with a bit of tomatoe juice. The spices are wonderful, used rotini Myrtle tree pasta. We'll have this again Thanks Karen

Bergy November 23, 2002

This recipe was just okay. I wouldn't make it again. I prefer Pasta e Ceci (the Italian version) which has much more flavor.

OctoberBride May 05, 2009

This is a great dish! I'll definitely make it again. Everyone really liked it.

Charlie H. April 12, 2008

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