Friday, April 3, 2009

Lima beans penne pasta

This is a garlicky and herby Lima bean pasta dish. It's very filling and satisfying!

3-4 chopped garlics
2 bunches of fresh basil , coarsely chopped
half can of Lima beans
two tablespoons of diced tomatoes from can, ( can also use fresh cherry tomatoes, or in this case we used the leftover tomato Osso Buco sauce. This is to add slight flavor and color to the dish)
penne pasta
olive oil
salt and pepper
red chili flakes
lemon zest

In a pot of boiling water, add salt and cook the pene until al dente ( usually 13 minutes)

In a pan with olive oil, saute chopped garlic until the aroma comes out, and add Lima beans, salt and pepper, and red chili flakes. Cook for about 5 minutes and add tomato sauce, stir well and then add basil leaves. Drain the cooked pene, toss with the Lima beans, and then sprinkle lemon zest on top.
Garnish with basil leaves and serve!

No comments:

Post a Comment