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Bowl of Lemon Broccoli Chickpea Pasta

Easy Lemon Broccoli Chickpea Pasta

A super easy, bright and satisfying pasta made using chickpeas three different ways!
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 550kcal
Author: Tori


  • 1 large head broccoli, cut into bite-sized florets
  • 2 (15 oz) cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed, 1 cup chickpeas reserved
  • 4 Tbsp shallot-infused olive oil (or: 4 Tbsp oil of choice + one minced shallot)
  • 1 (8-9 oz) box chickpea rotini, 1-2 cups of pasta water reserved (or: favorite pasta)
  • ½ tsp salt
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • ¼ tsp red pepper flakes
  • salt to taste
  • fresh cracked black pepper to taste


Medium Baking Tray
Large Sauté Pan
Heat Resistant Masher
Medium Pot


  • Roast: Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Toss broccoli and one cup of chickpeas in 1 Tbsp oil, with a pinch of salt and several cracks of pepper. Roast for about 30 minutes.
  • Boil: Cook pasta in salted water according to package directions, reserving 1-2 cups of pasta water.
  • Bloom: Add the remaining 3 Tbsp of oil to a large sauté pan on medium heat. Once hot, add the red pepper flakes and several cracks of black pepper. Add the minced shallot at this time as well, if using.
  • Mash: Once the spices are fragrant, add the remaining chickpeas, lemon juice, and ½ cup of pasta water. Using the back of a wooden spoon or a heat-safe masher, mash the chickpeas into a chunky sauce. If the sauce seems too thick, add additional pasta water. If it seems too thin, allow additional liquid to cook off.
  • Combine: When the sauce appears homogenous, add the broccoli, pasta, and lemon zest. Stir gently to combine. Taste and add additional salt, pepper, or lemon as needed. Top with roasted chickpeas and serve!


Additional topping ideas: This pasta also goes great with parmesan, vegan "parmesan", or nutritional yeast. 


Nutrition Facts
Easy Lemon Broccoli Chickpea Pasta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 550 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 10g
Sodium 737mg32%
Potassium 1186mg34%
Carbohydrates 73g24%
Fiber 17g71%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 26g52%
Vitamin A 120IU2%
Vitamin C 105mg127%
Calcium 150mg15%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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