This pasta sauce is full of flavor, protein and goes well over any kind of pasta or rice (can use other cheese too)
1 small onion diced very small 1 -2 cloves of garlic minced or pressed
2 can chick peas drained Spices (oregano, basil, thyme) – optional
1 box (4C) Chicken broth Salt and pepper to taste – optional
1Tbsp Oil (or less) Parmesan cheese – optional
Cooking Instructions (stovetop):
• Put oil in frying pan
• Add onion and garlic
• Cook until clear and soft
• Add chick peas and broth and cook over low heat, covered for at least 20 minutes
• Add spices and salt and pepper (optional)
• Remove from heat and using a fork, a potato masher or a blender mash the beans and broth together to make a thick sauce…depending on your method your sauce will be chunkier or smoother
• Return to heat and pour over pasta – top with cheese
• This dish can be served over hot pasta or hot rice or any other grain
• To make the sauce smoother, add pasta to it immediately after draining (the starchy water helps!)
• You can add broccoli, cauliflower or any other vegetables to the pasta immediately before draining and add them to the pasta and sauce – again, higher nutritional content