Italian Beans with Pesto
Tips: To cook dried beans, rinse 3/4 cup dried beans. In a large saucepan, combine rinsed beans and 5 cups water. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Cover and let stand for 1 hour. Drain; rinse beans and return to saucepan. Add 5 cups fresh water. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 hours or until beans are tender; drain.
To make ahead: Transfer to an airtight storage container. Cover and chill for up to 3 days.
3 starch, 1 fat, 1 lean protein, 1/2 vegetable