Here at Al Dente, we love pasta recipes that are quick, easy and healthy.  Our owner & founder, Monique, invented the perfect solution–recipes with 3 ingredients that cook in just 3 minutes!  This healthy recipe uses a little pasta, a little protein and LOTS of veggies! With one bag of pasta, three ingredients and a couple “tricks of the trade” even the most inexperienced cook can get this delicious dish of pasta on the table in minutes.

Spicy Sesame Pasta with Broccoli and Garbanzo Beans

serves 6 (or 8 as a side dish)

1 bag (12 oz.)  Al Dente Spicy Sesame Linguine (or any of Al Dente’s other pastas)

4 cups of broccoli, cut into florets

1 can of garbanzo beans, drained

1/2 to 3/4 cup of a bottled Asian-Style dressing like Brianna’s or Annies

garnish with green onion and toasted almonds (1/2 cup)


Drain garbanzo beans in colander. Bring large pot of salted water to a boil. Add broccoli. When water comes back to a boil, add pasta and cook for 3 minutes. Drain the pasta and broccoli over the garbanzo beans. Toss it all with the dressing and garnish.  Salt to taste. Can be served hot or cold.

Other pastabilities: Add shrimp, chicken, sweet red pepper, pea pods, green onion.

Would love to know if you have you have ever used Al Dente Fettuccine or Linguine for a Pasta Salad?