Penne with roasted plum tomatoes & chick peas

  • Preparation time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking time: 25 minutes
  • Total time: 35 minutes 35 minutes

Serves: 4


225g baby plum tomatoes
225g golden baby plum tomatoes
6-8 cloves garlic, unpeeled
6 fresh bay leaves
1 red chilli, seeded and finely chopped
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
400g can chick peas, drained
300g penne pasta
½ x 25g pack fresh basil, leaves torn
Extra virgin olive oil and grated Parmigiano Reggiano to serve


1. Preheat the oven to 200ºC gas mark 6. Place the tomatoes in a small roasting tin in a single layer and tuck the whole unpeeled garlic cloves and bay leaves between them. Scatter over the chilli and seasoning and drizzle over the olive oil. Roast for 20 minutes until the tomatoes are soft and juices running. Add the chick peas to the tin and cook for a further 5 minutes. Remove and peel the garlic cloves and mash the cooked flesh. Add back to the tin and mix together. Remove the bay leaves.

2. Meanwhile cook the pasta in plenty of boiling water for 10 minutes until al dente, then drain. Add the contents of the roasting tin and toss together with the fresh basil, season. Serve in warm bowls with grated Parmigiano Reggiano and extra virgin olive oil for drizzling.