Thursday, September 25, 2014

Ceci - oh how we love chick peas

Chick peas. Delicious and good for you. This is one of our favorite recipes to make with this superfood. Easy and perfect for the fall.

Short pasta (elbow, ditalini, or mini shells)
1 can of Ceci (or if using dried beans, a half bag soaked in water overnight)
Half onion chopped
2 ribs of celery chopped
3 Tablespoons olive oil
15 oz can of chopped tomatoes
4 cups water
Salt and Pepper to taste

Place onion and celery in a pot with the olive oil and allow to cook until onion has softened. If using canned chick peas - drain, rinse and add to pot. If you used dried chick peas, drain water from overnight and add to pot. Cook chick peas for a few minutes with onion and celery. Add a dash of salt and pepper.  Pour water in and cook on low heat for about 30-45 minutes (or until chick peas are tender). Taste and add salt and pepper as needed. Cook the pasta in a separate pot and once pasta is at your desired liking, drain and add to vegetable mixture.

Buon Appetito!

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