Mafalda Pasta with Braised Arugula Sauce and Chickpeas

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Welcome to Claire's: 35 Years of Recipes and Reflections from the Landmark Vegetarian Restaurant

By Claire Criscuolo

Published 2014

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Mafalda pasta noodles look like thin, ribbonlike lasagna noodles. I love the name and the pasta. Of course, you can use any pasta you like for this delicious dish. This is a healthful one-dish meal you can prepare in less than 30 minutes. It supplies needed protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals, and the colors are beautiful, too.


  • Sea salt
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 medium red onions, cut in half, then into ribs, separated


  1. Bring a large covered pot of lightly salted water to a boil over high heat. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onions and garlic, and sprinkle with a little sea salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes, until the edges of t