Thursday, February 11, 2010

Garlicky Spaghetti with Beans and Greens

I made this last night for dinner and it was delicious! I will definitely make it again. The only thing I did differently was use garbanzo beans (chickpeas) instead of cannelinni beans. I also accidently grabbed romano cheese instead of parmesan at the store.

Garlicky Spaghetti with Beans and Greens

Yield: 6 servings (serving size: about 1 1/3 cups)

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.

Nutritional Information
Fat:10.5g (sat 2.7g,mono 5.8g,poly 1.3g)
Cooking Light, AUGUST 2009

1 comment:

Chris said...

That was freaking good! Adding it to our regular rotation.