Use This Recipe to Make a Pasta Dinner Healthy

Healthy Chickpea Pasta Dinner

Use This Recipe to Make a Pasta Dinner Healthy


  • 1/2 can of 15 ounce canned chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 red chili chopped
  • 1/2 lb of cauliflowers
  • 3 cups of chopped tomato
  • 1 tablespoon of basil, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar
  • Sea salt to taste
  • 1/4 cup of green olives, sliced
  • 1/4 cup of parsley, chopped
  • 1 lb of whole wheat penne
  • 1-2 tablespoon of low-fat parmesan cheese


In a skillet, sauté the garlic with the oil until brown, then add the chili and cauliflower. Cook for three–four minutes, stirring continually.
Add the tomatoes, basil, vinegar and olive slices, bring to a gentle boil and reduce heat, and simmer until cauliflower is tender. Add the chickpeas and parsley and cook on low.
In a pan, cook the penne in salted water until tender, then drain.
Pour the penne into a large bowl and add the chickpea mixture and mix.
Add the parmesan on top. Serves three–four.