Enjoy a simple and healthy pasta recipe that includes fresh vegetables and hearty beans.
Courtesy of The Big Book of Quick & Healthy Recipes, Published by Hearst Books / Sterling Publishing ©2007.
5 ounces spaghetti
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 scallion, sliced
1 clove garlic, chopped
1 red bell pepper, halved and sliced
1/2 cup fava beans, fresh or frozen
2 3/4 cups fresh spinach, chopped
4 artichoke hearts, sliced
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1/2 teaspoon raw cane sugar
1 tablespoon marjoram
Salt and black pepper to taste
1. Boil the spaghetti in plenty of salted water with a little oil.
2. Meanwhile, gently heat the oil in a large saucepan. Add the onion, garlic and red bell pepper and gently fry for 2 minutes.
3. Stir in the beans, spinach, and artichoke hearts. Add the tomato paste, sugar and marjoram, and a little water, if necessary.
4. Cover and very gently simmer for 10 minutes. Season and serve with the cooked spaghetti.
(based on individual servings)
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