Yield
8 servings (serving size: about 1 1/4 cups pasta and 1 tablespoon cheese)
Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Jan Gautro

How to Make It

Step 1

Remove beans from pods; discard pods. Cook beans in boiling water 1 minute. Drain and rinse with cold water; drain. Remove outer skins from beans; discard skins.

Step 2

Combine basil and next 5 ingredients (through garlic) in a food processor; process until smooth. With processor on, slowly pour oil through food chute, and process until well blended.

Step 3

Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat; drain. Combine pasta and basil mixture in a large bowl, tossing to coat. Add beans and tomatoes, tossing to combine. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

Chef's Notes

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