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Ingredients:

1 lb pasta
1 ½ cups cooked/canned garbanzo beans
Salt and pepper to taste
¼ cup olive oil
2 cups grated veggies
1/4 cup herbs such basil, cilantro, or dill
1-2 cloves of garlic, peeled and minced
1/2 cup yogurt or crumbly cheese
Juice of 1 lemon

Directions

Cook and strain the pasta. Puree the garbanzos, olive oil, herbs, lemon juice, cheese or yogurt, salt and pepper together and stir into a big bowl with the pasta.
Grate your veggies (again, you can use whatever you want!) and mix into the pasta.

*A great way to add more protein to pasta dishes is to use whole wheat pasta and/or to puree beans into the dish. 

Variations:

Add 1/4 cup toasted sunflower seeds, raisin, dried cranberries or walnuts
Add 2 tsp soy sauce or  tamari or 2 tbsp tahini to the puree
Add a dash or cayenne pepper or curry powder to the puree

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