The assertive flavor of broccoli rabe and rosemary are paired with sturdy chickpeas in this satisfying pasta dish. When buying broccoli rabe, check to make sure the bottoms of the stems are relatively tight, green and moist. If the broccoli rabe at your store is past its prime--or if you prefer a milder taste--use broccolini or regular broccoli instead. Garnish with a sprinkling of freshly grated Parmesan cheese.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, April/May 2006
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil. Cook pasta for 6 minutes. Add broccoli rabe and continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until the pasta and broccoli rabe are just tender, about 3 minutes more. Drain. Rinse and dry the pot.

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  • Whisk broth and flour in a small bowl. Heat oil in the pot over medium-high heat. Add garlic and rosemary and cook, stirring, until fragrant, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Whisk in the broth mixture. Bring to a simmer, whisking constantly, until it thickens. Add chickpeas, vinegar, salt, pepper and the pasta mixture. Cook, stirring constantly, until heated through and coated with the sauce, about 2 minutes.

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Note: Chicken-flavored broth, a vegetarian broth despite its name, is preferable to vegetable broth in some recipes for its hearty, rich flavor. Sometimes called “No-Chicken Broth,” it can be found with the soups in the natural-foods section of most supermarkets.

Nutrition Facts

410.5 calories; protein 21.6g 43% DV; carbohydrates 73.3g 24% DV; exchange other carbs 5; dietary fiber 10.7g 43% DV; sugars 4.5g; fat 8.4g 13% DV; saturated fat 1.1g 6% DV; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu 10095IU 202% DV; vitamin c 144.9mg 242% DV; folate 117.5mcg 29% DV; calcium 169.9mg 17% DV; iron 4.7mg 26% DV; magnesium 49.5mg 18% DV; potassium 451.4mg 13% DV; sodium 678mg 27% DV; thiamin 0.2mg 21% DV.

Reviews (6)

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Rating: 3 stars
03/14/2019
It's fine just bland. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
Next time I will keep whisking longer. Tastes very good. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
I couldn't find broccoli rabe so I just used regular steamed broccoli. I also added kidney beans for extra protein. Very good! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
Filling but kinda bland. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2011
Very good but I recommend regular broccoli (not rabe) Would be much better with regular broccoli! Broccoli rabe is much to bitter for me!!! Also added kidney beans as other reviewer recommended. That was very good. I highly recommend adding 1 extra clove of garlic and a little extra rosemary. Also is great when topped with parmesan cheese! Pros: Easy to make Healthy Cons: If you don't like bitter DON'T use Broccoli Rabe! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2011
simple filling and good ive made this several times and enjoy it. i think it could be bland without a few adjustments. i use baby broc and add chicken sausage. i like garbanzo beans so dont sub them. served with soup makes a light but filling good meal. Read More
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