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pasta, chickpeas, tomatoes, and spinach

Fresh Rec Stop Recipe: Pasta with Chickpeas, Tomatoes, and Spinach

This Italian comfort food pasta dish is big enough for the whole family. Easy and affordable to make, this recipe makes use of shelf-stable ingredients like dry pasta, canned chickpeas, and canned tomatoes. Did you know canned tomatoes contain just as many vitamins and nutrients as fresh tomatoes, but with the additional benefit of lycopene – a powerful antioxidant that protects the body against cell damage? Click here to download the recipe.

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