Chickpea and Tomato Pasta

pasta with chickpeas and tomatoes

pasta with chickpeas and tomatoes

Remember that time when I told you I had a tomato?

Yeah. Me too.

In fact, going through the pictures, I am actually salivating. I can still remember the exact taste, texture, and feeling of ecstasy that each bite provided.

pasta with chickpeas and tomatoes

Think I’m exaggerating? Try not eating your favorite food on the planet for two whole years and then tell me what’s it’s like to have that first bite again.

Even if you have eaten tomatoes a bit more frequently, I’m fairly confident you will enjoy this dish just as much.

The fresh tomatoes are set up nicely with chickpeas, a little balsamic vinegar, garlic, and onions. A perfect combination, if I do say so myself.

pasta on a fork

Yields 4

Chickpea and Tomato Pasta

10 minPrep Time

15 minCook Time

25 minTotal Time

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  • 1 lb spaghetti (brown rice, whole wheat), cooked
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 1/2 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cups chopped tomato
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tbs dried basil (or 1/2 cup fresh)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 (15-oz) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tbs balsamic vinegar


  1. Cook pasta according to package, until al dente.
  2. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
  3. Saute onion until golden brown, about 3-5 minutes.
  4. Add tomato and garlic, and saute 2 minutes more.
  5. Add pasta, basil, salt, pepper, and chickpeas; cook 2 minutes.
  6. Remove from heat.
  7. Stir in balsamic vinegar.
  8. Serve hot!

Allergen Information

Dairy Free, Wheat Free*, Gluten Free*, Soy Free, Egg Free, and Corn Free.


*The wheat free and gluten free status of this recipe is dependent on your choice of pasta.

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Emily Levenson is a meditation encourager, mama, and Pittsburgh enthusiast. She recently launched a podcast called Nourish + Flourish and is a co-pilot at Propelle.


  1. Reply Hooray for tomatoes! Looks delish...
  2. Reply I couldn't even give up chocolate for 40 days at Lent. I can't imagine. I think chickpeas and tomatoes are just perfect for each other: curried, in pasta sauce, in vegetarian chili -- just about any way you look at it.
    1. Reply Totally agree! I actually liked this one more than the plain tomato sauce we made a few days ago. Had more flavor!
  3. Reply Congrats!! I am jealous!! But glad for you. I miss tomatoes more than anything else. Good luck on your journey!
  4. Reply So simple and so perfect! Yammy! Thanks for sharing!
  5. Reply It looks delicious! Are you just teasing us who have to be nightshade free by putting in the nightshade free recipes?
    1. Reply Oh no! Probably happened out of habit since I avoid nightshades 90% of the time too! Thanks for the heads up!
      1. Reply I am enjoying your website and recipes so much! I am trying to go the whole week without nightshades because I have been slipping up so much lately. It has been great to find your site, and have delicious things to look forward too!
        1. Reply So glad to hear it! What have been your favorites so far?

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