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Barilla® Whole Grain Penne with Chick Peas & Leeks served on a Creamy Artichoke Sauce


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Barilla® Whole Grain Penne with Chick Peas & Leeks served on a Creamy Artichoke Sauce
PREPARATION TIME
35 minutes

DIFFICULTY
Easy

TYPE
Main course


TYPE OF RECIPE
Vegetarian


Ingredients for 7 people


1 box Barilla® Whole Grain Penne
3 tabelspoons extra virgin olive oil
2 leeks cut in thin rounds
1 19-ounce can chick peas
3 fresh artichokes whole - cleaned and diced
1 clove garlic minced
To taste salt and black pepper
1 bay leaf
1 tablespoon Italian Parsley thinly sliced



Preparation 15 minutes preparation + 20 minutes cooking
1. BRING a large pot of water to boil

2. Meanwhile cook garlic over LOW HEAT with 1 tablespoon of olive oil

3. ADD artichokes, season with salt and pepper and SAUTE for two minutes

4. ADD 1 ½ cups of hot water, bring to a boil

5. Remove from heat and allow to rest for 5 minutes

6. PROCESS in the blender until smooth and set aside

7. In the same skillet, gently heat remaining olive oil with leeks and bay leaf and season with salt and pepper

8. ADD drained chick peas and cook for three minutes

9. COOK pasta two minutes under the required cooking time on the package directions, reserving 1 cup of the cooking water

10. TOSS Barilla® White Fiber Penne with chick pea sauce and ½ cup of reserved cooking water, making sure to remove the bay leaf

11. To serve, place a few spoonfuls of the artichoke sauce on the dish

12. Top with pasta and garnish with fresh Italian parsley before serving