I love this dish, because it is so flavorful and filling. The pasta is so huge so you do not need to eat a lot of it. If I had a spa I would serve this to my customers. Yes I would serve them Pasta, baby. This pasta is amazing and you only use 1/2 cup per serving and you can share it with someone else. The pasta dish is also load with kale and 1/4 cup of chickpeas, onions, garlic and red bell peppers. Delish.
It’s the New Year and with this dish, you can still eat pasta. If the pasta thing is a big deal, use less and add more kale instead. This will be hopefully a nice go to for lunch or dinner. I suggest lunch you can burn it off throughout the rest of the day. Bon A petit AND Set the Table with Love.
Trottole Pasta with Kale, Chick peas and Red Bell Peppers
1 cup Trottole Pasta.( I found this at Kroger’s the Private Selection brand, super cheap like $1.79)
Follow pasta instruction on the back of the packaging.
Ingredients for the sauté :
2 cups chopped green kale
2 tbsp olive oil
1/2 cup chopped red bell peppers
1/4 cup chopped onions
1 clove of garlic, minced
1 tbsp dried Italian herbs
1 tsp fennel seeds
1 tsp dried garlic
sea salt ( to taste)
dash of red pepper flakes ( to taste)
Instructions for the pasta:
Cook the pasta based on the products directions. Drain, rinse and set the pasta aside in a bowl.
TIP: Add a little olive oil over the pasta while it is still hot to help it not stick together.
Now the good yummy flavorful stuff.
Add the oil to the pan over a medium heat and sauté the onions until they are transparent, add the red bell peppers and sauté for 1 minute or two, add the garlic and cook until the onions have a nice light golden brown color. Add the kale and all the seasonings and sauté until the kale is soft not withered, about 2 minutes. Toss everything together in your sauté pan. Add everything to the bowl of pasta and toss to incorporate all the ingredients with the pasta. I love olive oil, so I drizzle just a bit more at the end. You can also add a little more salt or red pepper flakes if you like.