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Chickpea Pasta with Garlic and Herbs

This recipe for Chickpea Pasta with Garlic and Herbs is quick and easy to make, budget-friendly, kid-friendly, and vegan.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Vegan
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 862kcal


  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 15 ounces chickpeas canned, drained and rinsed
  • 3 tablespoons vegan butter or olive oil
  • 3 large garlic cloves sliced
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 ½ tablespoons chopped fresh herbs oregano, thyme, and rosemary
  • ½ teaspoon red chili flakes or to taste
  • 8 ounces dry pasta (½ packet)
  • ¼ cup nutritional yeast or to taste
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


  • For Pasta: Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil for the pasta.
  • Sauté Chickpeas: Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Sauté the chickpeas for about 7 minutes, or until golden brown and crispy. Transfer to a medium bowl and set aside.
  • Spices & Aromatics: Heat the vegan butter in the skillet over medium-high heat until it is just melted. Add the garlic, parsley, fresh herbs, and red chili flakes. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes until the parsley is just wilted and the garlic is fragrant. Remove from the heat and set aside.
  • Cook the pasta until al dente. Reserve 1 cup of the pasta cooking water before draining. Drain the pasta and transfer to a large bowl.
  • Mix & Season: Add the fresh herb mixture to the pasta and mix to combine. Add the chickpeas, and nutritional yeast. Use a pair of tongs to incorporate the ingredients. Add the desired amount of reserved pasta water to loosen the pasta. Add salt and freshly ground black pepper.


  • Most combinations of fresh herbs can be used. Just stick to the quantity in the recipe.
  • The nutritional yeast can be substituted for vegan parmesan.
  • This dish can be reheated. Reserve the remaining pasta cooking water and add the desired amount to the saucepan when reheating. Continue to heat until most of the water has evaporated.


Calories: 862kcal | Carbohydrates: 118g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 19g | Sodium: 480mg | Potassium: 766mg | Fiber: 15g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1234IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 126mg | Iron: 5mg