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Orecchiette with chickpeas and broccoli: the recipe for the VEG first course


Orecchiette with chickpeas and broccoli

Orecchiette with chickpeas and broccoli are a protein-rich and vitamin-rich first course. Let’s find out the recipe with a few simple steps and with a vegan nature.

Orecchiette with chickpeas and broccoli are also suitable for vegetarians and vegans, because they do not contain ingredients of animal origin.

The combination of chickpeas and broccoli seems risky but it is not: the sulphurous taste of broccoli goes well with the sweetness of chickpeas, and tomatoes, which you can choose from any variety, take care of combining the two ingredients.

Orecchiette with chickpeas and broccoli can be prepared with fresh pasta or, alternatively, with durum wheat semolina orecchiette: the flavor will obviously be different depending on the type of pasta you choose.

Orecchiette with chickpeas and broccoli
Orecchiette with chickpeas and broccoli

Preparation of orecchiette with chickpeas and broccoli

  1. To prepare your orecchiette with chickpeas and broccoli, start cooking the chickpeas – after soaking them for at least 6 hours – in the pressure cooker with a clove of garlic and a sprig of rosemary.
  2. When they are cooked, drain and set aside.
  3. Wash and boil the tops of a broccoli in salted water.
  4. Then sauté them, once cooked, in extra virgin olive oil with a well-pressed clove of garlic.
  5. At this point add the tomatoes to the broccoli, preferably without the peel.
  6. Season with salt and finally add the chickpeas.
  7. Cook the orecchiette in abundant salted water and then pour them into the pan with the rest of the ingredients.
  8. Serve your orecchiette with chickpeas and broccoli.

Do you like the recipe? Try our broccoli pesto too!

storage

The first course can also be kept for 1 day in the refrigerator , in a container with an airtight lid. We do not recommend freezing in the freezer.


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