August 11, 2022 2 min read


This is a simple and nourishing pasta dish that is easy to make and takes just a few ingredients that you already have in your pantry! 


  • 1 bunch kale rough chop
  • 1 small head broccoli rough chop
  • 1 can chickpeas drained
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 bloop agave
  • 1/4 teaspoon italian seasoning
  • black pepper and chili flakes to your taste
  • 2 tablespoons vegan butter
  • 1 pound ziti
  • 8 pitted kalamata olives chopped
  • nutritional yeast is an optional topper
  1. Preheat the oven to 425 while chopping the veg.
  2. Put on a big pot of water to cook the pasta according to the box and reserve.
  3. Put all veggies and chickpeas in a bowl with olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder and 1/4 teaspoon salt and toss well.
  4. Lay on a sheet pan and bake for 15 minutes turning every 5 minutes so the kale doesn’t get too crispy.
  5. In a medium sized saucepan add water, tomato paste, onion powder, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, agave a pinch of salt and italian seasoning and bring to a boil, it will thicken and turn to sauce in about 5 minutes and then add vegan butter and reserve.
  6. When pasta is ready, return to the pot and add sauce and sheet pan veggies and chickpeas and mix well. Lastly add in the olives.
  7. Garnish with black pepper, chili flakes and nutritional yeast.


Sara Tercero | @betterfoodguru

Sara Tercero is the Chef behind the popular blog and Instagram BetterFoodGuru and the Author of 30 Days to a Plant-based Diet: A Cookbook and Meal Plan for Beginners. She shares easy, healthy, and tasty recipes inspired by global flavors that will make you want to eat your vegetables. Her specialties are vegan Indian inspired dishes, Rainbow Salads and Mediterranean and Mexican Inspired cuisines. It is Sara’s mission to prove that plants are delicious and help others cook and eat their way to health and happiness.