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Dijon Butter Chickpeas
with caesar broccoli / orzo

Active: 45 min Total: 45 min
This method of baking beans and zucchini inside a foil packet helps to flavor both ingredients as they cook and creates a rich sauce to serve over pasta.
Smarts: Be sure the foil packet is sealed tight so that none of the flavorful sauce leaks out during cooking.


Roasted Caesar Broccoli:
  • Garlic - 1 clove , chopped
  • Miso - 1 Tbsp
  • Mayonnaise - 1 Tbsp
  • Mustard, Dijon - 2 tsp
  • Lemon juice - 1 Tbsp
  • Soy sauce, low-sodium - 1 tsp
  • Oil, olive - 1 Tbsp
  • Broccoli - 1 1/2 lbs , florets
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Pine nuts - 2 Tbsp (sub any type of chopped nuts)
  • Pasta, orzo - 8 oz (sub any small pasta shape)
  • Oil, olive - 1 Tbsp
Foil Packet Dijon Chickpeas and Zucchini:
  • Garlic - 2 cloves , chopped
  • Zucchini - 1 lb , chopped
  • Butter - 1 Tbsp
  • Mustard, Dijon - 1 Tbsp
  • Brown sugar - 2 tsp
  • Salt - 1 tsp
  • Lemon juice - 1 Tbsp
  • Beans, garbanzo (14 oz / 397 g) - 2 cans , drained and rinsed
  • Foil - for roasting


  1. Pasta - (If prepping right before cooking, get oven heating first.) Cook orzo according to package directions. Drain and toss with olive oil (portion for orzo). (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Garlic (for broccoli and beans) - Prep as directed. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  3. Make Caesar dressing - Combine garlic, miso, mayonnaise, mustard (portion for broccoli), lemon juice (portion for broccoli), and soy sauce. Add olive oil (portion for broccoli) while whisking. Taste and season with some salt and pepper. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  4. Zucchini / Broccoli - Prep as directed. Store separately. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  5. Prepare butter - Melt butter in the microwave. Combine with garlic (portion for chickpeas), mustard (portion for chickpeas), brown sugar, salt, and lemon juice (portion for chickpeas). (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  6. Beans - Drain and rinse.

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  1. Heat oven to 400F / 204C.
  2. Set foil out on a sheet pan. Add beans and zucchini to one half of the foil.
  3. If butter mixture was made ahead, defrost in the microwave until soft. Pour butter over beans and zucchini. Fold foil over and crimp the edges to tightly enclose beans and zucchini.
  4. Toss broccoli with cooking oil. Add it to the same sheet pan as the beans if there is space (or use a second sheet pan).
  5. Roast foil packet and broccoli together until broccoli is tender 15 to 22 minutes (depending on size). At this point, the zucchini in the foil packet should be tender, but you can leave it in the oven for a few more minutes if needed.
  6. Toss broccoli with Caesar dressing. Top with pine nuts.
  7. If orzo was made ahead, reheat in the microwave. Fold in some more olive oil if the pasta seems dry.
  8. Serve beans and zucchini over orzo (be sure to include all of the flavorful butter from the foil packets). Enjoy with broccoli on the side.



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