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Pasta with Two Beans and Escarole
Posted By Nava On March 30, 2008 @ 4:27 am In Hardy Greens,Hearty Pasta Dishes,Pasta and Noodles,Pasta Entrées,Tasty, Easy Bean Main Dishes,Vegan Dinner Recipes | No Comments
Pasta, beans and greens is a classic trio in Italian cookery. It’s easy to see why—the combination is healthful and hearty. Escarole is a sturdy green whose slight bitterness is tempered by cooking. You’ll find it near the lettuces in the produce section. If you’d like, you can substitute an equal amount of curly chicory, or a medium-sized bunch of Swiss chard. Adapted from Pasta East to West .
Cook the pasta in plenty of rapidly simmering water until al dente, then drain.
Meanwhile, combine the sun-dried tomatoes in a small bowl with 1/2 cup hot water. Let soak until needed.
Heat about half of the oil in a large wide skillet. Add the onion and garlic and sauté over medium-low heat until golden, then add the escarole and cover. Steam with only the water clinging to the leaves until wilted, about 4 to 5 minutes, stirring once or twice.
Add the beans to the skillet along with the water used to soak the dried tomatoes. Cut the dried tomatoes into narrow strips and add them as well. cook just until everything is well heated through.
Combine the cooked pasta with the skillet mixture in a large serving bowl. Add the remaining olive oil and toss together. Serve at once.
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