Spinach and chickpea spaghetti

This delicious pasta recipe is packed full of nutritional goodness. Chickpeas are rich in fiber and protein. Spinach is rich in vitamins A, C and K, magnesium, iron and manganese.
Spinach-Chickpea-Spaghetti

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This delicious pasta recipe is packed full of nutritional goodness. Chickpeas are rich in fiber and protein. Spinach is rich in vitamins A, C and K, magnesium, iron and manganese.

Serves: 4

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

2 tbsp olive oil 

1 onion – chopped

1 can of chickpeas

1 can of tinned tomatoes

200g ricotta 

100g spaghetti 

4-5 basil leaves

Handful of spinach leaves

Pinch of salt 

Method: 

 

    1. 1. Add 2 tbsp of olive oil to a large frying pan and heat through whilst chopping an onion.
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      2. Sauté the chopped onion until tender in the olive oil.
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      3. Add the can of drained chickpeas and cook together with the onion for three minutes.
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      4. Whilst the chickpeas are cooking together with the onion, pour boiling water over the spaghetti in a saucepan
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      5. Stir in the can of tinned tomatoes over the chickpeas and onions.
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      6. Season with the basil and salt.
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      7. Bring to the boil and add the 200g ricotta.
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      8. Cook the sauce for another five minutes, then add the spinach leaves.
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      9. Test the spaghetti to ensure cooked, drain in a colinder and pour boiling water over the spaghetti to remove starch. Add the drained spaghetti to the sauce and mix well.
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      10. Top with grated cheese (optional)
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