Hunger Action Month - $10 Challenge Recipes - Day 2

Refer to Monday's post for full ingredient list to make 5 meals for under $50

Eating Well Magazine, October 2013

Tuesday:  Chickpea & Chorizo Fideos

Makes 4 servings of 1 1/2 cups each in under 25 minutes and under $2 per serving!


  • 3 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 Package whole wheat angel hair pasta broken into 2 inch pieces
  • 2 large cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup chopped Spanish chorizo or pepperoni (about 2 oz.)
  • 1 14-oz can petite diced tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1 15-oz can chickpeas, rinsed
  • 3 scallions (1/2 bunch), sliced


1.  Heat 2 tbsp oil in a dutch oven over medium heat.  Add pasta pieces and cook, stirring, until toasted and browned in spots, 2-3 minutes.  Transfer to a bowl.

2.  Add remaining 1 tbsp. oil into the pan and heat over medium heat.  Add garlic and chorizo (or pepperoni) and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute.  Add tomatoes, water, wine and the toasted pasta;  bring to a boil.  Reduce heat to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until the pasta is tender and most of the liquid is absorbed, about 8 minutes.  Stir in chickpeas and scallions and cook 1 minute more.