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Gluten-free Chickpea Penne with Pesto, Broccoli and Asparagus

August 12, 2019



Gluten-free Chickpea Penne with Pesto, Broccoli and Asparagus

We love zoodles, veggie noodles, shirataki, and kelp noodles as pasta substitutes, but sometimes you just want something a little closer to the original. Or the kids scoff at a meal made up entirely of vegetables. Whatever the reason, gluten-free pasta that’s made with chickpeas, lentils, or corn has similar toothsome bite and neutral flavor as traditional pasta. When you want a fresh, verdant, straight-from-the-garden pasta that the entire family can enjoy, this plant-based chickpea penne with pesto and vegetables is it. Sauced luxuriously with our dairy-free pesto, vegetarians and vegans will feel welcome at the table when you serve this dish. Serve with farm-fresh crumbled ricotta at the table for those who wish to add creamy, soft decadence.

Gluten-free Chickpea Penne with Pesto, Broccoli and Asparagus

Time: 20 minutes

Servings: 4

Gluten-free Chickpea Penne with Pesto, Broccoli and Asparagus

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Boil the pasta according to the package directions. Drain and add the pasta back to the pot. Cover.
  • Bring another large pot of water to a roiling boil. Add salt. Add the broccoli florets and cook for 1 ½ to 2 minutes. 
  • Remove broccoli from pot and plunge into a bowl of cold water (can add ice if desired) for 2 minutes. 
  • Remove broccoli from water with a slotted spoon. Allow to dry on clean kitchen towels.
  • Add asparagus to the boiling water and cook for 3 ½ to 4 minutes. 
  • Remove asparagus from pot and plunge into cold water for 2 minutes. 
  • Remove asparagus from water with a slotted spoon. Allow to dry on clean kitchen towels.
  • Place pine nuts, garlic cloves, avocado oil, basil leaves, and ½ teaspoon of salt and pepper to a high-speed blender or food processor. 

Gluten-free Chickpea Penne with Pesto, Broccoli and Asparagus

  • Blend until mostly smooth—you want some texture, not a completely liquified sauce. 
  • Pour the pesto into the pot of cooked pasta. Stir well to coat the noodles in the pesto. Add the blanched broccoli and asparagus, and stir to combine.

Gluten-free Chickpea Penne with Pesto, Broccoli and Asparagus

  • Serve with fresh ricotta, if desired. 

Nutritional information (per serving)*:

Calories: 581

Carbs: 44 grams

Net Carbs: 31 grams

Fat: 41 grams

Protein: 21 grams

Nutritional information calculated using Cronometer. Nutritional information includes ricotta.

Gluten-free Chickpea Penne with Pesto, Broccoli and Asparagus

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