We enjoyed this a lot...all except the 7 year old, but she gets in her moods. I served it one night with steak so we didn't add cheese...the leftovers the next night we added the cheese and agree it makes all the difference. My 10 year old also liked it balsamic vinegar drizzled over. Oh, and I used fresh broccoli steamed in the microwave. Thanks for posting.
This was really good for a quick week night dinner. I used less garlic (and shouldn't have!), fresh broccoli and I added a couple of diced roma tomatoes. I served this over linguini because that is what I had. The cheese is manditory! :)
I liked it a lot. The flavours stood out nicely, so if you don't like one of the ingredients don't make this dish. Three people ate it, no leftovers. We had it as a vegetarian main dish. I had no chickpeas, so I substituted kidney beans and liked the additional color as well as the taste. I used 2 TB mild young garic cut up into 1/32 inch slices, but found this almost too much. Will reduce the amount to 1 1/2 TB next time, even less when using older, stronger garlic , I'll use a little less oil as well. I used 2 T grated parmesan as additional flavour and drizzled 1 T lemon juice over broccoli and beans before adding pasta, in my case whole wheat elbow maccaroni. :)
Very good quick and easy-to-make meatless supper which we had with bread machine garlic herb bread Bread Machine Garlic Herb Bread. I only used a 16 oz pkg of brocolli and that seemed like a good amount but next time I will cut down the garlic to about four cloves (but I think some of my garlic was huge). Thanks for sharing!