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Pomodoro Pasta with White Beans & Olives

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Capture the flavor of vine-ripened tomatoes with this elegant-yet-quick, fresh tomato sauce. Although it's an uncooked sauce, the beans are heated briefly in the olive oil and garlic to infuse them with flavor.



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Pomodoro Pasta with White Beans & Olives

Makes: 2 servings, 2 cups each

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Ingredients

  • 4 ounces whole-wheat pasta shells, tubetti, ziti or rigatoni
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 15-ounce can cannellini beans, rinsed
  • 1 large clove garlic, minced
  • 2 ripe medium tomatoes, diced
  • 2 tablespoons oil-cured black olives, (see Tips for Two), pitted and chopped
  • 1/4 cup sliced fresh basil
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons freshly grated Pecorino Romano cheese

Preparation

  1. Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil. Add pasta and cook, stirring occasionally, until just tender, 8 to 10 minutes or according to package directions. Drain.
  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add beans and garlic and cook, stirring frequently, until the beans are just heated through, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from the heat. Add tomatoes, olives, basil and pepper. Stir gently to combine. Divide the pasta between 2 plates and top with the bean mixture and cheese.

Tips & Notes

  • Tips for Two: Small amounts of olives can be purchased from bulk bins and salad bars.

Nutrition

Per serving: 481 calories; 16 g fat (3 g sat, 6 g mono); 4 mg cholesterol; 75 g carbohydrates; 21 g protein; 14 g fiber; 906 mg sodium; 816 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (50% daily value), Iron (25% dv), Potassium (23% dv), Vitamin A (20% dv).

Exchanges: 5 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 1/2 lean meat, 2 1/2 fat


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