String Beans and Pasta with Garlic flavoured Chick Pea Sauce

A savoury plant-based main course!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Caribbean
Diet: Diabetic, Low Calorie, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 3
Calories: 381kcal


The Chick Pea Sauce

  • cup Chick peas cooked
  • ¼ cup Coconut milk
  • 2 tsp Coconut oil
  • ¼ cup Parsley or Celery
  • 1 medium Onion
  • 4 cloves Garlic diced
  • ½ teaspoon White pepper
  • ½ tsp Yeast flakes Optional
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • Pepper as desired
  • Water as needed

The Pasta

  • 1 cups Pasta cooked to al dente
  • 2 cups String beans trimmed, 1 inch pieces (steamed)
  • cup Irish Potato cubed and cooked


  • Cook pasta as per the directions on pack and set aside with the exception that is adding salt is in the directions, do not add sodium. Set aside.
  • Heat coconut oil in a large sauce pan over medium heat. Add garlic and onion and stir to incorporate to release the flavours of the seasonings.
  • Add sauteed seasonings, cooked chick peas, parsley, chilli pepper, yeast flakes (if used), salt and coconut milk to the blender and blend until smooth, adding water as necessary.
  • On low heat, transfer chickpea sauce to a large pot and stir in cooked string beans and potato. Once fully incorporated, fold in pasta and then serve with steamed or raw vegetables.


Calories: 381kcal | Carbohydrates: 64g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 797mg | Potassium: 708mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 944IU | Vitamin C: 26mg | Calcium: 91mg | Folate: 177µg | Iron: 4mg | Phosphorus: 250mg | Zinc: 2mg


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