Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Recipe... Whole-Wheat Linguine with Tomatoes and Green Beans

Looking for a good recipe for all your garden cherry tomatoes and green beans?? I keep finding myself going back to Giada. Her recipes always turn out well and are simple. Now that school has started, I will be looking for lots of simple meals. The tough part is trying to find simple while still being healthy.

This pasta recipe feels like a heavy cream sauce without all the fat and calories. It uses part-skim ricotta and pasta water which mimics an alfredo-type sauce. The recipe is as follows:

1. Boil 1 # of whole wheat linguine for 8 to 10 minutes. Drain the pasta, but, make sure you reserve 1 cup of the pasta water. Add 1/2 c. part-skim ricotta to the hot pasta.
2. Next, saute 1 chopped clove of garlic in 3 T olive oil. Add 1/2# of trimmed green beans. Add salt and pepper to taste. Add the reserved pasta water and cook for about 4 minutes or until tender.

3. Add the pasta and ricotta mixture to the pan of green beans.

4. Add 1 cup of halved cherry tomatoes and gently toss.

5. Transfer to a serving plate and sprinkle with the zest of 1 lemon. The lemon is key to lots of flavor in this dish, so, be generous with the zest.

Thanks Giada!

1 comment:

  1. Looks yummy! I'm getting ready to a series on school night suppers-so get ready! :)