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Tomato-Basil Pasta with Asiago

Photo: Oxmoor House
Yield 4 servings (serving size: 1 1/3 cups)
You can substitute 1/2 teaspoon crushed dried rosemary for the fresh, if you'd like.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (6 ounces) uncooked gluten-free rice penne (such as DeBoles)
  • 3/4 cup canned no-salt-added navy beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped green onions
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary
  • 12 pitted kalamata olives, coarsely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cups fresh baby spinach, coarsely chopped
  • 3/4 cup (3 ounces) grated Asiago cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Nutrition Information

  • calories 394
  • fat 17.4 g
  • satfat 5.2 g
  • monofat 7.7 g
  • polyfat 1 g
  • protein 11.2 g
  • carbohydrate 47.7 g
  • fiber 4.5 g
  • cholesterol 19 mg
  • iron 4.4 mg
  • sodium 718 mg
  • calcium 243 mg

How to Make It

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat; add beans during last 1 minute of cooking. Drain pasta and beans, reserving 1/4 cup pasta water. Place pasta, beans, and reserved pasta water in a large shallow pasta bowl.

  2. While pasta cooks, heat oil in a medium nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add tomatoes; cook 2 minutes, stirring often. Stir in green onions and next 3 ingredients; cook 2 minutes or just until tomatoes are thoroughly heated. Remove from heat.

  3. Add spinach and next 4 ingredients to pasta mixture. Toss well. Top with tomato mixture.

Cook's Notes

You can easily strip rosemary leaves from their tough, inedible stems by holding the top of a stem in one hand, and then pulling in the opposite direction of the way the leaves grow.

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