Pasta with Broccoli and Chickpeas

Posted on September 18, 2012
I've seen several variations of this recipe lately and wanted to try my own spin on it. Broccoli Rabe and chickpeas pair beautifully together. This recipe with Broccoli Rabe is spicy and if you add the wine you could call it Broccolini Marsala.

  • Prep Time :
    3 min
  • Cook Time :
    3 min
  • Ready Time :
    6 min
  • Servings :


  • 1 bag Al Dente Pasta
  • 1 small bunch broccoli rabe or broccoli, cut into pieces
  • 1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/3 c golden raisins
  • 1 clove garlic, minced fine
  • pinch red pepper, flakes


Bring large pot of water to a boil. Add broccoli to water. When it comes back to a boil, add pasta. Cook for 3 minutes  Reserve 1/2 c cooking liquid when draining.  In a large skillet over medium high heat sauté chickpeas in oil for 2 minutes.  Add currants, garlic, red pepper flakes and salt. Sauté for 1 minute.  Add reserved water. Then toss in pasta. Taste for seasoning. Transfer to serving bowl. Enjoy!