Holy Garlic Pasta!

My favourite ingredient by far to use is garlic. This pasta is a great way to enjoy some fresh spring veggies and savour the glorious taste of garlic!! Also, a great way to have a pasta dish that you wont feel guilty about. This is an easy and simple recipe that is easily customizable to your tastes!

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Ingredients:
2 cups Dry Pasta
1 tbsp Olive Oil
1 can Navy or White Kidney Beans (Drained and Rinsed)
6 cloves Garlic
1 head of Greens (I used Kale)
1-2 cup Cherry Tomatoes
1/4 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
1/4 cup Chopped Walnuts
1 Lemon (Zest and Juice)
1 pinch Chili Flake and Nutmeg

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My Method:

Set a large pot of water to boil, adding in pasta for amount of time it suggests on package.

In a large sauté pan, on medium heat, add in olive oil, navy beans, and garlic. Stir until garlic and beans start to break down and are tender.

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Add in chopped greens, chili flake, nutmeg, and zest. Cook until greens have wilted. Add in lemon juice and some of your pasta water (1/4-1/2 cup), this will make your sauce and help to wilt greens.

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In the last few minutes, stir in tomatoes, walnuts, and parmesan cheese, adding in your cooked pasta.

Plate with a sprinkle of parmesan cheese and enjoy!

Tipsy:

-Greens go really well with nutmeg. Adding in a bit of freshly grated nutmeg whenever you are using greens will help to bring out their natural sweetness and enhance their beautiful flavour.

-Keep tomatoes whole for a burst of flavour or cut in half for a charred tomato flavour!

Details:
Servings: 4

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