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Broccoli and Garbanzo Beans with Penne Recipe

Looking for an easy Broccoli and Garbanzo Beans with Penne recipe? Learn how to make Broccoli and Garbanzo Beans with Penne using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by kchaconas

Makes 4 servings



From the OlivePress.com 2/27/12. This artisanal Italian pasta recipe calls upon our Koroneiki, a robust extra virgin olive oil with green aromas, a peppery tickle, and a fruity zing. Paired with broccoli, seared garlicky garbanzo beans, and a barely-there parsley sauce, Koroneiki really picks up the vegetable and slightly spicy notes of this dish. Enjoy this vegetarian entrée any night of the week. Add crumbled sausage to the mix if you want meat, or top with a fresh grating of Parmesan cheese.

Recipe Ingredients for Broccoli and Garbanzo Beans with Penne

1 pound broccoli, thick stalks removed, chopped into florets
1/2 pound penne or other tubular pasta
5 tablespoons The Olive Press Koroneiki Olive Oil, divided
1 cup cooked garbanzo beans
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/2 cup Parsley S

Recipe Directions for Broccoli and Garbanzo Beans with Penne

  1. Directions:

  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add broccoli and book until very soft, about 10 to 15 minutes. Drain, remove to a medium bowl, and toss gently with 4 tablespoons olive oil. Set aside.

  3. Bring water back to a boil; add pasta and cook until just under al dente, about 8 to 9 minutes. Drain and set aside, reserving about 1/2 cup cooking water.

  4. Heat remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium. Add garbanzo beans; cook until just lightly browned, stirring, about 3 minutes. Reduce heat to low; add garlic and red pepper flakes. Cook until just fragrant, stirring, about 1 minute.

  5. Add reserved broccoli, pasta, and most of the parsley to the skillet; stir gently to mix well. Add reserved pasta cooking water; simmer until slightly thickened. Season to taste.

  6. Serve immediately with a few extra glugs of olive oil over the pasta.

Categories

Pasta, Vegetables, Main Dish, Vegetarian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 246.7g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
539
Calories from Fat
201
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
22.3g
34%
Saturated Fat
3.1g
16%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
41mg
14%
Sodium
69mg
3%
Potassium
947mg
27%
Total Carbohydrates
69.9g
23%
Dietary Fiber
12.0g
48%
Sugars
7.4g
Protein
19.6g
Vitamin A 29% Vitamin C 190%
Calcium 13% Iron 36%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Very low in sodium
  • High in manganese
  • Very high in vitamin C
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