Sunday, April 19, 2009

White Bean and Spinach Pasta

In keeping with my recent theme of quick and healthy meals (with greens), here is an Italian dish that is delicious in its simplicity.


INGREDIENTS
- 450g whole wheat rotini
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 large garlic clove, minced
- 1/2 cup marsala, or red wine
- 1 15 oz can canellini beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 28 oz can can diced tomatoes (juice and all)
- basil (fresh or dried) to taste
- salt and pepper to taste
- 3 cups baby spinach (or more)

METHOD
1. Cook pasta in salted water until just about done (leave it a bit underdone so it can suck up the sauce).
2. While pasta is cooking, heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Saute onion for 5-7 mins, until translucent. Add garlic and sauet 1 min more.
3. Add wine and beans and mix well. Let bubble and reduce for a few mins. Add tomatoes and mix well. Season to taste with basil and salt and pepper.
4. Drain pasta and return to pot. Return pot to medium heat. Add in sauce and spinach. Bring to bubbling and let cook for 8-10 mins, or until pasta and spinach has fully cooked and sauce has reduced. Serve.

17 comments:

Colleen said...

Looks good but what size cans of beans and tomatoes?

Meg said...

This looks absolutely delicious! I will have to give this one a try!

wingraclaire said...

Wow, you just solved my dinner plans for tomorrow night... not only do I have leftover white beans, but I also have all the other ingredients! Thanks!

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josh said...

this sort of reminds me of a white bean/chard/gnocchi recipe that i saw in a magazine recently.

do you think the wine could be subbed/left out?

Yamiko said...

That looks delicious. I'll have to try it some day. ^^

DJ said...

Another quick and easy meal - thankyou!

VeganLinda said...

Looks yum! Love to see more greens in your recipes lately!

T said...

Yum this looks great! And very diet-friendly.

Chaos Mom said...

oh wow. this is JUST what i'm craving. *drool*

Jan said...

I made this for dinner tonight and it did not disappoint! Yummy yummy! I also added some red pepper flakes for a little zing. And instead of salting during cooking, I used a pinch of smoked grey sea salt with marash chili flakes. Just great.

Steph (I am Bee) said...

that looks delicious (and so simple)!

A said...

So simple..... Must try!!!
-A
http://kubiclekitchen.blogspot.com/

Claire said...

I made this for dinner last night. One word: delicious. For once I'm so pleased we have left overs in the fridge!

Brenda W. said...

Excellent recipe!! I've not used marsala before, but really liked the flavor it gave. Thanks for a tasty, quick-to-throw-together dish!

Anonymous said...

wow! that's amazing. i've made a very similar dish of my own creation for about a year now - only using kale instead of spinach. it's great cold, too, as a summer pasta salad! yum!

cherry said...

I made this last night and it was SO good I'm making it again this weekend with some of your focaccia. I recently found this blog and I've already made a ton of your recipes and they've all been fantastic!

Lisa -- Cravin' Veggies said...

Hey Vegan Dad! This was awesome! Thanks for the recipe... it is going on the "must make again" list!!