https://www.lifestylefood.com.au/recipes/24588/zucchini-chickpea-and-semi-dried-tomato-pasta

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A Mediterranean inspired recipe that's full of flavour and taste.

Ingredients

  • 250g wholemeal penne pasta

  • 2 tsp olive oil

  • 1 red onion, finely chopped

  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed

  • 2 zucchini, thinly sliced

  • 1 tsp finely grated lemon rind

  • ¼ cup (60ml) lemon juice

  • 2 x 400g cans chickpeas, rinsed, drained

  • 1⁄3 cup (50g) fat-free semi-dried tomatoes

  • 1⁄3 cup (25g) finely grated parmesan cheese

Method

  • 1.

    Cook pasta in a large saucepan of boiling salted water, following packet instructions, or until just tender. Drain. Return to pan.

  • 2.

    Meanwhile, heat oil in a large non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until softened. Add garlic and zucchini and cook, stirring, for 3 minutes or until zucchini is just tender. Add rind, juice, chickpeas and tomatoes and stir until hot.

  • 3.

    Add zucchini mixture to pasta. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Serve hot or cold sprinkled with parmesan. 11 ProPoints values per serve.

  • Tip:

  • 1.

    To transport this meal, place pasta mixture in an airtight container before adding the parmesan. Place parmesan in a snap-lock bag. Transport in a chiller bag and keep chilled until required. Reheat in microwave (if desired) and sprinkle with parmesan just before serving.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (10 servings)

  • Energy 276kj
  • Fat Total 6g
  • Saturated Fat 2g
  • Protein 13g
  • Carbohydrate 41g
  • Sugar 6g
  • Sodium 358mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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