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Beans with Pasta

and Arugula

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Beans with Pasta

Beans with Pasta - Never tasted pasta with beans? It is a delicious combination!

40 min.
50 min.
Ready in


for 2 servings
7 ounces
Broad bean (frozen, or if using fresh, 800 grams)
small Onion
2 stalks
¼ bunch
Arugula (about 25 grams)
3 tablespoons
5 ounces
Tortiglioni pasta (preferably whole-grain)
1 piece
Pecorino cheese (about 20 grams)
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Kitchen utensils

1 Pot, 1 Skillet, 1 Cutting board, 1 Large knife, 1 Small knife, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Wooden spoon, 1 Sieve, 1 Immersion blender, 1 deep bowl, 1 Fine grater

Preparation steps

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Beans with Pasta preparation step 1

Thaw beans. Blanch 1 minute in boiling salted water, drain, rinse and remove skins (Cooke fresh beans 7-8 minutes).

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Beans with Pasta preparation step 2

Peel the onion and chop finely. Peel garlic and cut into thin slices.

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Beans with Pasta preparation step 3

Rinse celery, trim, remove strings and cut into 5 mm (approximately 1/4 inch) cubes.

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Beans with Pasta preparation step 4

Rinse arugula, shake dry and remove the stems. Set 5 leaves aside. Puree remaining arugula with 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil.

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Beans with Pasta preparation step 5

Cut remaining arugula into thin strips.

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Beans with Pasta preparation step 6

Cook the pasta according to package directions in plenty of boiling salted water until al dente. Heat the remaining olive oil in a skillet 6 minutes before end of pasta cooking time. Add onion, garlic and celery and sauté over medium heat until translucent, about 3 minutes.

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Beans with Pasta preparation step 7

Add beans to the skillet and sauté 2 minutes. Grate Pecorino.

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Beans with Pasta preparation step 8

Drain the pasta and mix with the beans. Season with salt and pepper. Mix in arugula strips and pureed arugula with oil. Sprinkle with Pecorino.

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