​Chickpea Mix

  • 1 1/2 cups macaroni or other small pasta

  • 50g butter

  • 1/3 cup flour

  • 2 1/2 cups milk

  • 3 packed cups baby spinach or 80g frozen spinach

  • 1/2 cup Aussie Sprouts pea shoots, long ends removed

  • 2 cups grated cheese 


  1. Boil pasta in a large saucepan of boiling water for 8 minutes or according to packet directions

  2. Meanwhile, melt butter in a separate saucepan over medium heat. Once melted stir in flour until it forms a thick paste

  3. Whisk in 1/3 of the milk, then whisk in remaining milk and cook, stirring, over medium heat until mixture becomes thick (3-4 minutes)

  4. Stir through spinach, pea shoots and cheese and continue to stir until spinach is wilted and cheese is melted

  5. Blend sauce in a food processor

  6. Drain pasta and stir through sauce (alternatively, if serving as a puree, blend after adding pasta)

  7. Serve

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