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Pasta And Chickpeas - {Minestra Di Pasta E Ceci}

Type: Pasta
Courses: Main Course
Serves: 4 people

Recipe Ingredients

1/4 cup 59mlExtra-virgin olive oil
1   Garlic clove - finely chopped
1 teaspoon 5mlFinely-chopped rosemary leaves
2 tablespoons 30mlBasic Tomato Sauce - (see recipe),
  Diluted with
1/2 cup 118mlBoiling water
1   Chickpeas - (16 oz) - rinsed, drained
  Salt - to taste
  Freshly-ground black pepper - to taste
1/2 lb 227g / 8ozDry fettuccine - broken short lengths

Recipe Instructions

In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the garlic and rosemary and cook over medium heat until the garlic begins to brown. Add the tomato sauce and water mixture and continue to simmer.

Meanwhile, place half of the chickpeas into the bowl of a food processor and puree. Place the remaining chickpeas into a large bowl and stir in the chickpea puree, along with 1 cup of warm water.

Transfer this mixture to the pot with the tomato sauce mixture and season with salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a boil and add the pasta, cooking at a boil until the pasta is tender yet al dente.

Serve immediately, divided evenly among 4 warmed pasta bowls.

This recipe yields 4 servings

MOLTO MARIO with Mario Batali - (Show # MB-2C12) - from the TV FOOD NETWORK


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