Chickpea Pasta with Basil Watercress Pesto aisling larkin newstalk
Chickpea Pasta with Basil Watercress Pesto aisling larkin newstalk

Chickpea Pasta with Basil Watercress Pesto

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Chickpea Pasta with Basil Watercress Pesto
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2

Ingredients

  • 200-300 g chickpea pasta cooked according to packet instructions
  • 1 fresh basil plant
  • 50 g watercress
  • 2 tbsp toasted sunflower seeds
  • 3-4 tbsp olive oil
  • Juice ½ lemon
  • ½ clove garlic chopped
  • 50 g parmesan cheese
  • Pinch of salt

Instructions

  • Cook the pasta according to packet instructions, drain, drizzle with olive oil and set aside
  • Meanwhile, combine the ingredients for the Pesto in your food processor. Pulse until it reaches your desired consistency. Check for seasoning and balance of flavours and adjust if necessary.
  • Combine cooked pasta and pesto together. This can be stored in the fridge for up to 3 days.

3 Responses

  1. Hi Aisling , love your receipes ! I listen to you on The Hard Shoulder with Kieran , where can I purchase chickpea pasta ?

    1. Hi Joanne, That specific Rummo brand is one of the best I found. I got it in the health shop but keep an eye out in the supermarket too. It was around €4/€5.

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