Greens Beans & Shells

Posted by on Jun 6, 2010 | Comments Off on Greens Beans & Shells

butter, ghee, or extra virgin olive oil
garlic (6 – 8 cloves), chopped
crushed red pepper (optional)
11 oz spinach (more or less)
2 cans cannellini beans
32 oz vegetable broth
pure salt & pepper
1 pound medium whole grain shells

  • Cook pasta.
  • Saute garlic in olive oil until lightly browned.
  • Shake in some crushed red pepper if using.
  • Add spinach & saute until wilted (just a few mins).
  • Add beans & vegetable broth & stir until heated through.
  • Toss in cooked pasta & serve.

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SIDE NOTES:

~ Since butter and ghee are more heat stable than olive oil, I prefer to cook a dish like this with butter, then drizzle some fresh olive oil over the top after it’s done cooking for extra flavor.

 For those with various food restrictions, this recipe falls into the following categories:

Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Egg Free, Nut Free, Sugar Free, Grain Free, Vegan, Raw

If eating gluten free, be sure to use a whole grain, gluten free pasta, and double check labels of any packaged ingredients (beans, broth).  If eating dairy free, use olive oil instead of butter.


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