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Tomato and Chickpea Spaghetti

  • Easy
  • Family Friendly

We're disrupting how you think about Bolognese with this faux version that subs in tender chickpeas for meat. It's plant-based protein for the win with a rich, sweet tomato sauce and plenty of spaghetti-clinging parmesan for comfort bowls served with a lighter touch.




Prepare Ingredients

Using a box grater, coarsely grate carrot and onion. Roughly chop olives. Pick parsley leaves and roughly chop leaves and finely chop stems.



Cook Vegetables

Heat oil in a large frypan over medium heat. Add carrot, onion, olives, oregano and parsley stems and cook for 6–8 minutes or until caramelised. Cover with a lid and cook for a further 5 minutes or until vegetables are completely softened.



Add Chickpeas

Drain chickpeas and roughly mash with a fork. Finely chop garlic. Add chickpeas and garlic to pan and cook for 2-3 minutes or until fragrant.



Add Tomatoes and Milk

Add tomatoes and milk and bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low and cook for 20 minutes or until reduced and thickened. While sauce is cooking, continue with step 5.



Cook Spaghetti

Cook spaghetti in a large saucepan of salted water boiling water for 9 minutes or until al dente. Drain pasta, reserving 60ml (1⁄4 cup) cooking water.



Plate Up

Add pasta and most of the parsley (reserving some to garnish) to sauce. Add reserved pasta water, 1 tablespoon at a time, and stir well until pasta is coated. Divide between bowls and sprinkle with parmesan and remaining parsley to serve.

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