Hi everyone! I came across this easy, delicious recipe from Cooking Light that is tasty and easy to make. It is a vegetarian recipe but can be easily adapted to make it vegan. I adapted it slightly to fit my needs.
This one pot meal is great for a busy weeknight!
Pasta Skillet With Tomatoes and Beans
2 teaspoons olive oil
2 cups chopped tomato
2 garlic cloves, minced
3 cups hot cooked angel hair (about 6 oz. uncooked pasta)
1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 (15 1/2 oz.) can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained
1/2 cup (2 oz. ) grated Asiago or Parmesan cheese (leave this out for vegan recipe)
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
basil sprigs (optional)
Heat oil in a large, nonstick skillet over medium high heat. Add tomato and garlic, and saute' 2 minutes. Add pasta, basil, salt, pepper and chickpeas; cook 2 minutes. Place mixture in a bowl; stir in cheese and vinegar, and garnish with basil, if desired. Yield: 4 servings (serving size 1 1/4 cups)_
Calories: 376, fat 8.9g (sat. 3.1g,mono 3.4g, poly 1.6g) Protein 17.5g, carb 57.8g, fiber 4.9g, chol 15 mg, iron 4.3mg, sodium 624 mg, calc,211mg Keep in mind taking away the cheese will slightly alter these numbers.