Monday, April 5, 2010

white bean and tomato melange

parmesan, to serve

1. If using dried beans, soak and cook according to standard directions. Add salt and any other desired herbs towards end of cooking. Begin to cook pasta. When pasta is done reserve some water (~1/2 c.) for sauce.

2. Saute onion in olive oil over medium heat until onion is translucent. Add zucchini and stir occasionally until it starts to brown. Add swiss chard and stir until wilted. Add canned tomatoes, garlic, red chili pepper, and any other desired seasonings. Allow to simmer. Add reserved pasta water whenever it is ready.

3. Add beans. Heat through. Add pasta. When steaming, serve with parmesan.

Yield: 6 generous servings.

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