Chickpea pasta in a vegetable sauce with sliced cherry tomatoes

Chickpea Pasta in a Vegetable Sauce

A simple nutritious pasta recipe containing protein, fibre and healthy fats.
Course: Main Course
Keyword: Kids, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 4


  • 100 g chickpea pasta or pasta of your choice
  • 200 g broccoli florets
  • ½ cup frozen peas
  • ½ avocado
  • 1 tsp paprika powder
  • 1 tsp chopped garlic
  • cherry tomatoes to garnish
  • a sprinkling of mixed herbs
  • ¼ cup water


  • Cook the pasta according to packet instructions, drain and cool.
  • Meanwhile steam the broccoli and peas until well cooked, allow to cool.
  • In a blender add the broccoli, peas, avocado, a little salt and pepper, paprika and water and blend into a thick sauce.
  • Add the pasta to a pan and add the sauce and simmer on a low heat and mix in. Season more if required, add more water if too thick.
  • Once pasta is warm, add to a serving dish and garnish with cherry tomatoes and herbs. Can be eaten hot or cold.


Can use spinach or courgettes or peppers for the sauce, can add chickpeas for extra protein and can add some grated cheese or feta for extra flavour. Try wholemeal or spelt pasta which contains more fibre.
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