Monday, June 18, 2018

Broccoli Rabe Pasta with Smoky Chickpeas


  • 6 oz orecchiette pasta
  • Olive oil
  • 1 can chickpeas rinsed and drained
  • Salt + freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 heaping teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 large bunch broccoli rabe 1-2 pounds, depending on how much you love your greens, trimmed and cut into thirds
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/3 cup white wine
  • 1/4 cup finely grated parmesan plus more to serve
  • a few tablespoons reserved pasta cooking water
  • Zest and juice of 1 small lemon plus more to serve


  1. Cook the pasta: Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Salt generously and cook the pasta 1 minute less than the package says. Remember to reserve a mugful of pasta cooking water before you drain it.
  2. Roast the chickpeas: While the pasta is cooking, heat some olive oil over medium-high heat in a large skillet. Add the chickpeas and season with salt and pepper. Toast until starting to brown, about 3 minutes. Add the smoked paprika and toast for another minute. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  3. Wilt the greens: Without wiping the skillet, bring it back up to medium-high heat. Add a little more oil if necessary and cook the broccoli rabe until starting to wilt, about 2 minutes. add the garlic and cook for another 30 seconds. Pour in the white wine and cook until the raw alcohol smell is gone, about 2 more minutes.
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