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Pasta with chickpeas & creamy greens

Ingredients
100g pasta
50g broccoli florets
40g green beans
40g tinned/canned chickpeas
40g frozen peas
60g mascarpone or soft cheese
1 tbsp lemon juice
30g grated cheese

What to do
Par-boil the broccoli and green beans for about 10 minutes until they start to soften. Drain and set aside.
Cook the pasta in a large pan as per the packet’s instructions. Three minutes before the end of cooking time, chuck in the broccoli, green beans, peas and chickpeas.
Scoop out a ladle-full of the cooking water and put into a mug or dish, then drain the contents of the pan into a colander.
Tip everything back into the pan and stir in the mascarpone or soft cheese, lemon juice, grated cheese and ladle-full of cooking water.
Season with black pepper and stir well.
Heat through….and Bob’s your uncle!!!

Top Tip
Delicious on its own, or serve for two with an accompaniment of crusty bread or side salad.

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