Spaghetti with chickpeas, kale, and preserved lemon

In order to bring you the best organic produce, some ingredients may differ from those depicted.

Spaghetti with chickpeas, kale, and preserved lemon

Vegetarian, Family-Friendly, Soy-Free

2 Servings, 570 Calories/Serving

15 Minutes

Preserved lemon adds an intense briny note to this quick fresh pasta dish, while chickpeas lend hearty protein. Presto: satisfying dinner on the table in about 15 minutes.

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1 bag serves 2 (2 bags serve 4)
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  • 7 ounces fresh whole wheat spaghetti
  • 1 or 2 cloves organic peeled fresh garlic
  • 1 wedge preserved lemon
  • 1 cup cooked chickpeas
  • 3 ounces ricotta salata
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon red chile flakes (optional)
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • ¼ pound organic shredded kale or other leafy greens

Shine from the Inside Out

Wheat pastas can undergo processing that strips away the fiber-rich outer layer of the wheat kernel, called the bran, and even ditches part of the germ, which is rich in essential fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals. To score the greatest nutritional bang per bite, give your grain game a healthy upgrade by switching to whole grains.

Nutrition per serving

Calories: 570, Protein: 26g (52% DV), Fiber: 13g (52% DV), Total Fat: 19g (29% DV), Monounsaturated Fat: 6g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 8g (40% DV), Cholesterol: 140mg (47% DV), Sodium: 950mg (40% DV), Carbohydrates: 77g (26% DV), Total Sugars: 5g, Added Sugars: 0g (0% DV).
Contains: Milk, Eggs, Wheat

Sodium does not include pantry salt; for reference, ⅛ teaspoon kosher salt per serving averages 240mg (10% DV). Not a significant source of trans fat. Packed in a facility that handles all major food allergens* and gluten. *Milk, Eggs, Fish, Crustacean Shellfish, Tree Nuts, Peanuts, Wheat, Soybeans.

Instructions

2-serving instructions (4-serving modifications in red)

Wash produce before use

1

Prep the ingredients; cook the spaghetti

Bring a medium sauce pot of generously salted water to a boil. Separate the spaghetti so the noodles don’t clump together during cooking.
  • Finely chop, press, or grate enough garlic to measure 1 teaspoon [2 tsp].
  • Remove any pulp from the preserved lemon; finely chop the peel.
  • Rinse the chickpeas.
  • Crumble or shave the ricotta salata.
To the pot of boiling water, stir in the spaghetti and cook, stirring occasionally, until just tender, 3 to 5 minutes. Drain the spaghetti. Return the spaghetti to the pot; toss with about 1 teaspoon oil to keep the noodles from sticking.
While the water heats and the spaghetti cooks, prepare the sauce.

2

Make the sauce; finish the dish

In a large frying pan over medium-high heat, warm 1 to 2 teaspoons oil until hot but not smoking. Stir in the garlic, preserved lemon, tomato paste, and as many chile flakes as you like and cook until fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes. Add the chickpeas and vegetable broth, season with salt and pepper, and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until thickened slightly, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in the spaghetti and kale (the kale in batches if needed) and cook until the kale is just wilted, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and season to taste with salt and pepper.

Serve

Transfer the spaghetti and vegetables to individual bowls, garnish with the ricotta salata, and serve.

Kids Can!

  • Press the garlic (if you have a press).
  • Rinse the chickpeas.
  • Crumble the ricotta salata.
  • Time the spaghetti.
  • Garnish with the ricotta salata.