Pasta w/red peppers, greens, beans, garlic & lemon zest

Yield: 4 servings

Measure Ingredient
½ cup White beans soaked in water overnight
1 \N Bay leaf
4 \N Garlic cloves; peeled
⅓ cup Vegetable stock
2 \N Red bell peppers cut into 1/2-inch strips
4 cups Swiss chard or escarole washed well and cut into 1/2-inch strips
1 tablespoon Grated lemon zest
½ teaspoon Salt
\N \N Freshly ground pepper
2 tablespoons Lemon juice
¼ pounds Penne pasta; uncooked
¼ pounds Farfalle pasta; uncooked

Rinse the beans, put them in a saucepan, and cover with 2 cups cold water. Add the bay leaf and 2 cloves of garlic and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat and simmer until tender, 45 to 60 minutes. Remove the pot from the heat.

Bring the vegetable stock to a simmer in a saute pan over moderate heat. Add the pepper strips and simmer for 5 to 8 minutes, then add the greens, 2 cloves of garlic that have been minced, and lemon zest and stir well, until the greens are wilted, 3 to 4 minutes. Drain the beans (most of the liquid will have been absorbed) from the cooking liquid with a slotted spoon and add them to the peppers and greens. Warm through. Season to taste with the salt, pepper, and lemon juice.

Meantime, cook the pasta according to the package directions. Drain and toss with the beans and vegetables.

Per Serving


Calories: 319

Protein: 14 grams

Carbs: 63 grams

Sodium: 356 mg

Fat 2 grams (6% of calories)

Source: Joyce Goldstein of Square One restaurant in San Francisco Published in: Eat More, Weigh Less - by Dean Ornish, M.D.

Typed for you by Karen Mintzias

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