RECIPE ALERT- YUM

RECIPE ALERT- YUM

Pasta with Chickpeas and Charred Tomatoes

4 servings
  • PREP: 30 minutes
  • TOTAL: 30 minutes
February 2011

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces penne pasta
  • 1/2 cup purchased plain hummus
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 12-ounce bags cherry tomatoes
  • 1 15-ounce can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained
  • 3 garlic cloves, pressed
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 cup halved pitted Kalamata olives
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro

Preparation

  • Cook pasta in large pot of boiling salted water until tender but still firm to bite, stirring occasionally. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup cooking liquid. Whisk hummus into liquid.
  • Meanwhile, heat oil in large heavy skillet over high heat. Add cherry tomatoes; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook until blackened in spots, shaking skillet occasionally, about 8 minutes. Mix in chickpeas, garlic, and smoked paprika. Crush some of tomatoes to release juices. Add pasta and enough hummus mixture to coat. Mix in olives and cilantro; season with salt and pepper.
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    Be Well.

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