Eat Smart Recipe - Pasta and Green Beans

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 15-oz can beans, drained and rinsed (or dried beans, soaked and rinsed)
  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 medium zucchinis, chopped
  • 1 medium tomato
  • 1 tsp dried basil (or 2 tbsp fresh basil)
  • 1/2 package pasta
  • 2 cups green beans
  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • 2 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed

DIRECTIONS

  1. Boil beans until they are tender.
  2. Add cut carrots and green beans with pod to the water and beans, boil for 30 minutes.
  3. Add potatoes and boil for another 15 minutes. Then, add zucchini and a whole tomato, boil for 5 minutes and then smash the tomato and remove the skin.
  4. Add garlic, basil, olive oil, and pasta. Cook until pasta is al dente.

Yield: Serves 4