Pasta and Cece Beans

Pasta and Cece Beans

Cece Beans is just the Italian name for Chick Peas or what the Spanish call Garbanzo Beans – all the same thing They are a great source of fiber, healthy and a great addition to many meals. This dish is somewhere between a soup and a pasta tossed with veggies – I guess it is like a gruel, though that has a negative connotation and there is NOTHING negative about this dish. It’s healthy, filling, has super flavor and is one of the best dishes I’ve made in a while ! 6 servings 316 calories per serving 1 T olive oil 1 c chopped onion 2 c sliced leek 1 t rosemary flakes 2 cloves garlic, minced 28 oz. can diced tomatoes, undrained 2 c water 4 c vegetable broth Salt and pepper to taste 1 t garlic powder ¼ - 1 t red pepper flakes (depending on how spicy you like it) 14 oz. cece beans, undrained 1 c diced zucchini 1/2 c frozen petite green peas 1/2 c frozen baby lima beans 1/2 c frozen green beans 2/3 c uncooked orzo 2 T chopped parsley [...]

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