Sunday, May 6, 2012

Super Yummy Sunday Recipes

I want to start a new tradition on Mama Making Changes. From this point forward, Sunday's blog post will be titled "Super Sunday Recipe" and I will share a new recipe each week. I think this will be fun and it should be a great way for me to get a day of rest without completely forsaking my wonderful readers.
This week's recipe is from the June 2012 edition of Every Day with Rachael Ray. I was really excited to find it because I have arugula in the kitchen, waiting to be used, and I had no idea how to use it. It came in my CSA share this week. Then I came across this healthy, easy recipe. I am going to place an online grocery order tonight for the ingredients I don't have so that I can grab them on the way home tomorrow.

Linguine with Chickpeas and Arugula
1 box whole grain linguine (13.25 oz)
5tbsp butter
1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
3 cloves garlic, peeled and thinly sliced
1 can (15.5 oz) chickpeas, rinsed
2 lemons, zest
1 tsp crushed red pepper
3 oz. grated parmesan
8 oz. arugula (about 5 cups), trimmed and sliced into ribbons

1. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook linguine 5 minutes less than recommended by package. Drain, reserving 2 cups of the cooking water.
2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat 2 tbsp butter over medium-low heat. Add the bell pepper and garlic and cook till tender, about 7 minutes. Add the cooked pasta, reserved cooking water, chickpeas, lemon zest, crushed red pepper, and 1 tsp salt. cook until pasta is al dente, about 5 minutes.
3. Remove pan from heat, stirring in cheese and remaining butter. Stir in the arugula and toss to wilt.

Hint from Rachael Ray: If you don't like the taste of arugula, you can substitute fresh spinach.


  1. That looks incredibly good! I've never tried arugula, but I LOVE spinach so I may have to try this both ways!

    1. I have never tried arugula except in mixed salad greens, but I am trying it tomorrow! Let ya know how it goes on my post tomorrow!

  2. Looks amazing! I love arugula. :)

  3. This looks fantastic, and I happen to have all of these ingredients. Thanks for the recipe!

  4. This sounds great. I would never had thought of putting these ingredients together. Thanks for the recipe!

  5. This is a great recipe. I am going to have to try this. Thanks!

    Danielle @ Royalegacy Reviews and More

  6. You are all sooo sooo welcome and I am sooo sooo happy you came by :) I hope some of you will let me know how it comes out if you make it!

  7. Yummy! That sounds so fresh and tasty.

  8. Love the recipe and thanks for including the suggestion to swap spinach. In this house, I'm just working on getting them to eat spinach.

    1. Mine love spinach. I guess I'm lucky! If you try the arugula, be sure to cut into thin ribbons because it has a peppery taste. If the pieces are big the flavor may be a little strong and overwhelming for the kids.