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Pasta With Garbanzo Beans

A wonderful first course, to be followed by roasted meat with vegetables. Pass some additional grated Parmesan cheese if you're not concerned about a few extra calories.

Serves: 4 people

Recipe Ingredients

2 tablespoons 30mlOlive oil
1 cup 62g / 2.2ozChopped onion
3/4 cup 82g / 2.9ozChopped celery
3   Garlic cloves - minced
1   Bay leaf
3 1/4 cups 770mlCanned low-salt chicken broth - or more if needed
  = (or substitute vegetable broth)
1   Garbanzo beans, chickpeas - (15 oz) - rinsed, drained
3 tablespoons 45mlTomato paste
1/4 teaspoon 1.3mlDried crushed red pepper
1/2 cup 118mlUncooked small elbow macaroni
  Salt - to taste
  Freshly-ground black pepper - to taste
3 tablespoons 45mlChopped fresh Italian parsley
4 tablespoons 60mlFreshly-grated Parmesan cheese

Recipe Instructions

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in heavy large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, celery, garlic and bay leaf; saute until onion is golden and tender, about 7 minutes. Add 3 1/4 cups broth, garbanzo beans, tomato paste and crushed red pepper. Bring to boil.

Add macaroni; reduce heat to medium and boil gently until macaroni is very tender, adding more broth by 1/4 cupfuls if mixture is dry, about 15 minutes (mixture will be thick but some broth should remain). Season with salt and pepper. Discard bay leaf. Stir in parsley and 1 tablespoon oil.

Ladle pasta mixture into 4 bowls. Top each serving with 1 tablespoon freshly grated Parmesan cheese.

This recipe yields 4 first-course servings.

Per serving: calories, 280; total fat, 10 g; saturated fat, 2 g; cholesterol, 4 mg.

Bon Appetit, May 2000


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