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Lemony Chickpea Pasta

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A quick and healthy pasta with loads of bright and satisfying flavors. The quantities are all quite flexible, so adjust and substitute at will!

Ingredients

  • 6 ounces, weight Mini Penne, Or Other Small Pasta
  • ½ whole Lemon, Juiced And Zested
  • 3 Tablespoons Good Quality Olive Oil
  • 2 Tablespoons Capers
  • 1 teaspoon Hot Sauce Or Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1 can (15 Oz. Can) Chickpeas, Drained And Rinsed
  • ¼ cups Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese, Grated, Plus Extra For Serving
  • ¼ cups Reserved Hot Pasta Water
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • ½ teaspoons Pepper

Preparation

Cook the pasta in salted, boiling water according to package directions. In a large bowl mix lemon juice, lemon zest, olive oil, capers, and hot sauce. Add the chickpeas and stir to coat. Drain the pasta, reserving some of the hot water.

Add the pasta to the chickpeas, stir in the cheese, while adding the pasta water as you mix. Season with salt and pepper. Add more lemon juice/hot sauce to your liking. Serve with extra Parmesan cheese.

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Nancy @ Coupon Clipping Cook on 5.25.2011

I love putting chickpeas in my pasta…now I know I’m not the only one who does that. Great idea putting the lemon, capers and hot sauce in it too!

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Heather @ Dandelion Daze on 5.25.2011

Lemon, capers, parm, chickpeas…..this has so many of my favorite things! Thank you for sharing, I can’t wait to try it out on my family.

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Laurie - Simply Scratch on 5.25.2011

YUM!! Great idea!!

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Sarah Dugan on 5.23.2012

This was a great meal! Light and tasty. My whole family enjoyed it.

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urszula on 5.2.2012

I just love this dhish. Easy,healthy and quick to make. All my family including my 2 and 4 years old boys ate it without complaining what made me more than happy. Thanks for great recipe

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eatwell on 2.5.2012

This is a quick and easy weeknight pasta dish that the whole family will enjoy. Just add a colorful vegetable such as steamed broccoli to serve along with it to complete a healthy meal. It makes a yummy leftover lunch the next day.

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Jena H. on 6.15.2011

This pasta is soooooo good! Its very refreshing and is a great dish to quickly throw together on a week night. I sauteed some onions and mushrooms in a pat of butter and added that to the chickpea/olive oil mixture and also added some chopped fresh basil at the end before serving.

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AshliA on 6.13.2011

After the first bite I was like hmmm, I don’t know, let me take another bite…and then another, and another…it’s absolutely addicting! DELISH! Thanks for sharing!

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