Garbanzo Bean Sauce
Garbanzo bean sauce is one of my favorite dishes taught to us by Lorenzo of Le Tre Poiane.
The flavors are simple — rosemary and garlic. This sauce really hits the spot on a cold winter evening, but it’s light enough to be enjoyed in warmer weather too.
I started with dried garbanzo beans as Lorenzo taught us. In a pinch canned garbanzos could be substituted. In that case, I recommend the low-salt variety so that you can better control the seasonings.
To go along with this sauce, we used handmade pasta called “sagne” during our lesson with Lorenzo. The sagne remind me of hearty, short linguine.
I’ve used several types of pasta when I’ve prepared this sauce at home. The pasta in the photos is “bucatini,” a nice, hearty pasta with a teeny hole down the center — like a straw.
I’ve also used linguine broken up into 2-inch pieces to simulate “sagne.”
But whatever you do, don’t forget the parmesan (or vegan substitute)!
If I wanted to spend more time, I’d go ahead and make sagne, but really any pasta shape is perfectly acceptable and delicious!
ENJOY! – The Recipe Wench
Pasta with Garbanzo Beans
|Prep time||15 minutes|
|Cook time||1 hour|
|Total time||1 hour, 15 minutes|
|Meal type||Main Dish|
|By author||Lorenzo of Le Tre Poiane|
- 1 Lbs. Dried garbanzo beans (Alternatively, you could use canned garbanzos. In that case, I recommend a low-salt variety so you can maintain more control over the seasoning.)
- 1 Cup Olive Oil
- 2 Springs Fresh rosemary
- 4 Cloves Garlic (smashed)
- 4-5 Cups Vegetable Broth
- Kosher Salt to taste (approx. 1 Tablespoon)
- Black Pepper to taste
- 1 Lbs. Pasta of your choice (If using linguine or spaghetti, break into 2-inch pieces. Use egg-free pasta to keep this vegan.)
When using dried beans, this garbanzo bean sauce is going to take a little advance preparation.
I usually soak the beans in water overnight.
If you opt for canned garbanzo beans, I recommend choosing the low-salt variety so that you can better control the seasonings.
This sauce is a super simple and tasty option for "Meatless Mondays," and can easily fit into a vegetarian lifestyle or even vegan lifestyle if served over vegan-friendly pasta.
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