Here's a colourful and easy pasta and bean dish that makes a satisfying main course all on its own. Garlic, olive oil, onion, Tabasco sauce and pecorino cheese add lots of sunny flavour.
Tagliatelle with cannellini beans: Use tagliatelle or fettuccine instead of spaghetti, and replace the chickpeas with canned cannellini beans. Instead of spinach, add 225g (8oz) cooked asparagus spears, cut into 2.5cm (1in) lengths, to the sauce.
*Despite its name, the chickpea is not really a pea but a bean. Chickpeas contain good amounts of iron, manganese and folate, and are richer in vitamin E than most other beans.
*Cooking the spinach leaves in the sauce very briefly, just to wilt them, retains all their juices and the maximum nutrients.
Tres nom nom nom Great recipe foloowed it to the letter and it was delish! - 13 Nov 2011
add chillie powder instead of tobasco sauce and its tasted good nice recipe will defo make it again - 02 Feb 2010
Very nice!! I added an extra tin of tomatoes and added 3 small green chillie peppers and a bit more tabasco sause coz I like things spicy! I dont usually like chickpeas, but I loved this!! thanks for sharing - 24 Aug 2009