Saturday, February 12, 2011

Soup du Jour - Chickpea and Pasta

I just made up a recipe. And it's good! I wanted to make something today but haven't bought ingredients for the next selected recipe. So I thought of some items I had on hand and came up with a concoction to try.

Can of beef broth
2 cups of water
Can of garbanzo beans
1 cup of pasta -- I used whole wheat rotini that was left over
6 baby carrots, chopped (I think this approx = one medium carrot)
1 small onion, chopped
1 or 2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar
1 or 2 tablespoons of olive oil
Approx 1 tablespoon of minced garlic (I heart garlic)

1. Heat the olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat until hot. Add the onion, garlic, and carrot and cook about 5 -7 minutes, stirring frequently.
2. Add the broth, water, beans, and vinegar and simmer on low heat about 15 minutes.
3. Add the pasta and cook per instructions on pasta box.

It turned out good! I will make this again, especially to use up more of the whole wheat pasta.

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