Whole Wheat Pasta with Garbanzo Garlic Sauce & Tomatoes


FROM - DelightfulDeliciousDelovely.com

Whole Wheat Spaghetti with Garbanzo Garlic Sauce & Tomatoes

INGREDIENTS

36 oz vegetable (or other) stock

2 tomatoes - diced

8 garlic cloves - minced & divided (or less - to taste)

1 29oz can Garbanzo beans (chickpeas) - drained

3 TBS olive oil

1 TBS crushed red pepper (or less - to taste)

1 cup grated Parmesan (or feta or other richly flavored cheese)

3 TBS lemon juice

3 TBS parsley - chopped

1 TBS basil - chopped 

1 lb whole wheat pasta

S&P to taste

More grated Parmesan for garnish

More chopped parsley and/or basil as garnish

DIRECTIONS

Cook the pasta as per the directions.

Heat the olive oil in a large saute pan.  Add 6 of the minced garlic cloves, crushed red pepper & saute a minute or two.  Set a handful of garbanzos aside for garnish later.  Add the remaining garbanzo beans & the stock.  Bring to a boil & then simmer for about 15 minutes.  Then, CAREFULLY, puree the garbanzos in a blender or deep food processor.  

When the pasta is done, drain it & return it to the pan you cooked it in.  Add the pureed garbanzos, the remaining two minced garlic cloves, the chopped tomatoes, lemon juice, cheese & parsley to the pasta & stir to blend.  Add S&P to taste.  Serve with extra grated cheese & chopped parsley or basil and a few whole garbanzos.  Devour.

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