Spaghetti With Broccoli, Chickpeas, and Garlic

Spaghetti With Broccoli, Chickpeas, and Garlic created by trosebasnett

This recipe comes from Gourmet (January 2005). Make it even healthier with whole wheat spaghetti. Enjoy!

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  • Cook garlic and red pepper flakes in oil in a heavy skillet over moderate heat, stirring, until garlic is golden, about 1 minute.
  • Add broccoli and salt and cook, breaking up frozen chunks and stirring occasionally, until broccoli is thawed and crisp tender, 5 to 7 minutes.
  • Stir in chickpeas and cook until heated through.
  • Cook pasta in a 6 to 8 quart pot of boiling salted water until al dente.
  • Reserve 1/2 cup pasta water, then drain pasta in a colander.
  • Add pasta and reserved cooking water to broccoli and chickpeas in skillet and cook over moderate heat, tossing, until combined well.
  • Sprinkle parmesan cheese over top.
  • Serve drizzled with additional olive oil and lemon wedges on the side.
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  1. trosebasnett
    Spaghetti With Broccoli, Chickpeas, and Garlic Created by trosebasnett
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  2. Ilysse
    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.
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  3. gramooch2
    Excellent!
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  4. dicentra
    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! :)
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  5. Inge 1505
    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. :)
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