Comfort food at its best - a "one-pot" pasta dish that is delicious, nutritionally complete, easy and quick to make. Also rich in carbohydrates, fiber and protein.


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  • 1 and ½ onion, minced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 tomatoes, diced
  • 8 tablespoons of tomato paste
  • 2/3 of wholegrain or gluten-free spaghetti (330g)
  • 500g cooked chickpeas
  • 1000mL of water
  • 1 large cup of coarsely chopped fresh basil (40g)
  • 1 tbsp dehydrated basil
  • ½ tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 and ½ teaspoons salt
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp arrowroot flour
  1. In a large pan sauté over medium-high heat the onion and olive oil for about 5 minutes.
  2. Add the garlic, tomatoes and tomato paste, stir and simmer for 4 minutes, stirring halfway.
  3. Open the pan, add water and 1 teaspoon salt. Stir and raise to high heat until boiling.
  4. Break the spaghetti in half and add it to the pan. Reduce to medium-high heat, stir with a fork and cover. Let it cook for 4 minutes.
  5. Open the pan, stir with a fork, reduce to medium heat and cover, letting it cook for 4 minutes.
  6. Open the pan again, stir with a fork, cover and cook for 2 minutes.
  7. Open, add the chickpeas, basil and seasonings (1 and ½ teaspoon salt, pepper, dried basil, garlic powder and smoked paprika), stir well and raise to high heat until boiling, stirring constantly. Reduce to medium heat and cook for 3 minutes with the pan covered.
  8. Open, add the arrowroot flour (which will work as a thickener) and wrap very well with two forks so that the spaghetti do not stick together.
  9. Reduce to medium-low heat, cover and wait two minutes.
  10. Open pan, rewrap with both forks and serve immediately.