Monday, March 22, 2010

Garlicky Spaghetti with Beans and Greens

For some reason I forgot to post this. I have no idea why. I made it on Thursday night, so maybe that's why. We went to Pittsburgh the next day so we were very busy. This was a quick meal, but it was not a special meal. The beans made it all kind of mushy and weird. It was good, but it isn't a make-again.

pasta

Garlicky Spaghetti with Beans and Greens
Cooking Light, August 2009

Canned beans are a great pantry staple with lots of protein and fiber. To help reduce sodium in regular canned beans, we rinse and drain them.

8 ounces uncooked spaghetti
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons minced fresh garlic
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
2 cups grape tomatoes, halved
1 (16-ounce) can cannellini beans or other white beans, rinsed and drained
5 ounces arugula leaves
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup (2 ounces) grated Parmesan cheese

1. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain pasta in a colander over a bowl, reserving 1/2 cup pasta water. Place pasta in a small bowl. Add 1/4 teaspoon salt, tossing gently. Set aside, and keep warm.

2. Return pan to medium heat. Add oil, garlic, and pepper; cook 2 minutes or until garlic is lightly browned, stirring occasionally. Stir in remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, tomatoes, and beans; cook 2 minutes. Add pasta; cook 4 minutes, stirring frequently. Add reserved pasta water and arugula, tossing gently to combine. Remove from heat. Stir in lemon juice and cheese. Serve immediately.

Yield: 6 servings

1 comment:

Aphrodite said...

I love garlic and I'm definately trying out this recipie! Thanks for sharing :D