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Cuisine: Italian
Food Type: Vegan
No of Portions: 4
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Ingredients & Prep

   250 g  Pasta dried, Penna is good
   200 g  Tomato passata
   200 g  Spinach leaves
   60 g  Tomato puree
   3 tbsp  Olive oil
   2 Garlic clove chopped finely
   250 g  Chickpeas tinned drained weight
   1 Onion med chopped
   1 tbsp  Smoked Paprika¬†
   1 tsp  Oregano dried
   1 tsp  Thyme dried
   1 Red Chilli finely chopped
   1 Vegetable stock cube or gel pot
   1/2 tsp  Black pepper ground
  Garnish
   sprinkle  Vegan Parmesan optional
   sprinkle  Fresh basil leaves
   sprinkle  Almond roasted flakes

Method

  Step 1
Drain chickpeas, place in a bowl & crush, a potato crusher does good for this job.
  Step 2
Heat a pan large enough to take the pasta later, add chopped onion & olive oil, fry until light brown, add garlic & chilli, fry 1 min more, add crushed chickpeas, tomato passata, veg stock, smoked paprika, dried herbs & black pepper, stir & cook for 10 mins.
  Step 3
Meanwhile cook pasta in salted water until just cooked al denti, then drain in a colander.
  Step 4
Add spinach to the sauce & allow to wilt, add cooked pasta, stir in & plate.
  Step 5
Garnish plates.

Suggestion & Tips

Keep chickpea juice (Aquafaba) & freeze as it has many uses, use different herbs, select half the amount for starters.
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