Pasta With Chickpeas and Garlic Sauce

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins

Another great veggie pasta dish from Cooking Light magazine.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add crushed garlic, saute 1 minute. Add salt, pepper, chickpeas and broth, bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat and simmer 15 minutes.
  2. While garlic mixture simmers, cook pasta in boiling water 9 minutes, drain well.
  3. Place chickpea mixture in a food processor and process until smooth.
  4. Combine chickpea mixture, pasta, tomatoes, minced garlic, parsley and lemon juice, toss well.
  5. Sprinkle with cheese. Serve immediately.
Most Helpful

Loved it. Next time I'll reserve a little of the chick peas so and add them whole for texture.

inflightphotographer April 15, 2011

Even my "meat loving" DH enjoyed this recipe!!! The chickpea and the pasta leave you completely satisfied that you don't even miss the meat!! Weight Watchers' friendly (with my changes) 10 points. I added more garlic (5 total)...added more tomatoes (3/4 cup)..cooked come broccolini in the pasta water and added some more parmesan cheese (about 5T) Really enjoyed this one....I can see us visiting this recipe again and again. Thanks for posting a winner!!!

Abby Girl February 22, 2011

Absolutely loved this!!! Chickpeas + garlic + lemon is one of my favorite combinations ever, and this was rich in all! I added some spinach to mine; just after mixing I threw in about three cups of raw spinach and heated it a minute or two just to wilting. Very fast, very easy. Fantastic! This will be making a weekly appearance on our table.

groovyrooby October 01, 2007