Pasta salad with cannellini beans – recipe

Summer dinner

It’s been hot here today. So a cool dinner was in order. Pasta salad with cannellini beans, sweet corn and homemade hummus (FTW!)

Recipe you say? Oh ok then!

Serves 2-4 people, depending on how hungry they are and what else you serve with this!

100(ish) grams of pasta – I used farfalle
1 tin of cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
2 tomatoes

2 cloves of garlic
1 fresh chilli
½ onion, chopped
A splash of lime juice (optional)
1 red pepper
salt & pepper
a bit of (olive) oil

Boil the pasta until al dente, drain and then rinse with cold water – that will make the pasta less sticky.
Cut the tomatoes into wedges and fry them on a dry pan for about 5 minutes. When their juice starts to caramelize, put the tomatoes on a plate to cool off.
Sauté the garlic, chili and onion in the same frying pan. Add a drop of olive oil. When the onion goes clear add salt & pepper, a couple of dashes of oregano + a splash of water. Sauté for another minute and then add the beans. add the lime juice. Cook the beans etc for another 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Meanwhile, chop the red pepper.
Mix everything together in a bowl and add more salt & pepper if necessary.

Serve with.. well, anything you fancy, really! Hummus, bread, maybe some rice or falafel.

And the best bit? Since this is meant to be served cold, it makes perfect lunch-y leftovers! :-)

August Break 2012

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