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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Vegan Pasta with Pesto, Potatoes and Cannellini Beans








I peeled two medium floury potatoes (like agria) and sauteed them in a pan with a little olive oil, then I added a pinch of salt, a little water, and a lid! Simmer until the potatoes are soft, then add the content of a can of cannellini beans. Simmer until all the liquid has been absorbed and keep warm.

 I made the pesto with a mortar and pestle: basil, garlic, salt and olive oil (no cheese, this is a vegan pesto). I cooked the spaghetti (would have been nice to have trofie pasta, but never mind...) and then drained them al dente and straight into the pan with the potatoes and beans.

Finally I added the pesto and tossed everything together. To some it may be strange to see pasta and potatoes in the same dish, but this dish is not uncommon in Italy, and for me it is a great way to make a one pot dish when I have little time. Incredibly filling!




Photos and Recipes by Alessandra Zecchini ©

18 comments:

  1. Ale, questa me la sono salvata! mi piace troppo!
    ciao!!

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  2. il pesto, le patate e cannellini, stupenda, sapori che adoro, il pesto è sempre nel congelatore...baci

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  3. Davvero gustosa.Complimenti.
    Un saluto ,Fausta

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  4. scrumtious, how inventive. Love this recipe

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  5. sai che la pasta e patate invece io la mangio spesso, proprio per ovviare al primo e seconto, patate e fagiolini. Ma mi segno la tua così ho una ricetta diversa! ciao Ely

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  6. Ciao Ely, anch'io di solito uso i fagiolini verdi, ma siamo in autunno, e quindi niente fagiolini. I cannellini ci stanno bene :-).

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  7. Ciao Ale, grazie di aver "sacrificato" il tuo ultimo basilico per me, sono onoratissima e i cannellini al posto dei fagiolini verdi li proverò e completano il pasto perfetto con le proteine vegetali!
    grazie e a presto
    Claudia

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  8. Bellissimo spunto, da replicare :D

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  9. @ Claudia, infatti e' un piatto completo che va bene per mio marito che fa podismo :-). Grazie a te per il contest.

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  10. I cooked a similar dish to this (nigella recipe from Kitchen), although i found it very tasty it took a few mouthfuls to adjust to the texture!

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  11. Potatoes and pasta? Never would have thought to combine them, but it looks delicious!!

    Have a great day!!

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  12. @ Muppy and Red, yep, I found that for Aussies, Kiwi, Brits and so on it looks strange, Carbo + carbo, starch + starch... not something I would do everyday, but definitely one of those peasant dishes that used to fill empty bellies, and yes, it taste good. :-)

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  13. Great combo! Love your recipe! Thanks for sharing!

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  14. Looks and sounds delicious :)

    SL
    lovelygreenlifestyle.ca

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  15. This has "comfort food" written all over it, Alessandra. Beautiful dish!

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  16. Geeee, I almost didn't post it, thinking that it was too basic... glad I did now :-)

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