Thursday, March 31, 2011

Broccoli Rabe with Pasta Ceci (chickpea's) in a Light Wine Sauce

Chickpeas with fresh tomatoes, broccoli rabe, orzo, all in a light wine sauce,  a whole meal in one dish...

1 or 2 cans  14.5 oz cans chick pea's or dried 2 cups fresh chickpea's made(these were fresh from the crockpot overnight) I love chick pea's so you determine  at least 2 cups though.
2 cups of whole tomatoes pulsed in the food processor till leaving chunky or 6 fresh plum tomatoes pulsed  in the food processor
1 cup chicken broth
1/2 cup white wine (I use Chablis)
2 cloves garlic
1/2 teaspoon each garlic powder, oregano, basil, parsley
3 tablespoon extra  virgin olive oil
plenty of grated cheese
1/2 cup cooked orzo
1 bunch of broccoli rabe stems cut off, cleaned, chopped and boiled till soft around 25 minutes in a pan of boiling water, drain well and set aside.

In a large saucepan add oil saute garlic. Add chick pea's and drained broccoli rabe saute around three minutes. Add tomatoes, broth, wine, herbs. Cover and cook on very low simmer for a half hour.
In a small pan boil orzo pasta. Drain add at the end. Ladle into bowls serve with garlic bread and plenty of grating cheese.

23 comments:

Federica said...

I love chickpeas and broccoli, but I never thought to combine them in a soup. Yours looks very very good ^__^ Bye, have a great day

Spoon and Chopsticks said...

That simply looks awesome, Cluadia!

Su said...

I just recently discoverd Orzo as a pasta for main courses - in Portugal we use it only for chicken soup and I didn't appreciate it.
This recipe looks fabulous and the orzo must result delicious in here :)

Melynda said...

I just recently discovered broccoli rabe, and I really love it. This looks so delicious, thanks!

Winnie said...

Looks so comforting and delicious!

Patti said...

This looks soooo delish Claudia! Perfect for Meatless Friday!

StephenC said...

I like the strong flavor of rabe and might consider just blanching it right in the soup broth. But that's just me. Also love ceci and orzo. It's right up my alley.

Rosemary said...

That looks just marvelous. Fresh chickpeas do add a nice nutty flavor over the canned variety (although I'll eat them any ol' way)!

Firefly@fireflyblog.org said...

Yummy! I love broccoli in just about anything and your dish looks so yummy and colorful!

Only Fish Recipes said...

wow...what a delicious combination ! I would surely love to give it a try sometimes !

Swathi said...

Eventhough preparing raw chick peas take long time. They taste great than canned beans. Love the combination of Broccoli rabe and chickpeas.

Tammy said...

Looks comforting and delicious, Claudia! I love chickpeas and this dish sounds right up my alley!

xx,
Tammy

Karen said...

What a fresh and healthy dish! Sounds like a great vegetarian option.

Victoria said...

Looks like a lovely, rustic, and healthy stew, perfect for the obnoxious weather we are having in the northeast right now, haha. You're so lucky to be in FL right now :)

Crimsonfirestudios said...

Looks really delicious. I have never heard of broccoli rabe, will have to see if I can find some.

Spicie Foodie said...

I love chickpeas in soups or stews. This look delicious!

Lizzy said...

I wish I could say it was too warm for soup, but it.is.not. Another gorgeous bowl of soup, Claudia...it looks fabulous~

ARLENE said...

I am craving a bowl of this comfort food. It looks delicious.

redkathy said...

Hi Sweetie, I almost cried when I saw this. Reminds me of my moms Manestra! I am going to make this on Saturday, Oh My Gosh I can taste it already! just hope I can handle the craving till then ;)

Reeni said...

I just want to dive right into your soup and start eating! I love chickpeas, this looks comforting!

5 Star Foodie said...

Sounds like a delicious and healthy dish, the wine sauce sounds fantastic!

sweetpeaskitchen.com said...

This soup looks incredible! I love chickpeas in soups...I need to give this a try! :)

Magic of Spice said...

What a delightful soup, fantastic!