Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Cashew and Green Bean Pasta

Here's something simple and kid friendly. 

Earth Balance is the best vegan margarine, or Organic Smart Balance. You can't always find those at an ordinary grocery store; you might have to go to a place like Whole Foods. Either way, they're pretty expensive. If you don't have margarine, use oil instead.

Cashew and Green Bean Pasta

3/4 c cashews

6 T margarine or oil
1  to 4 10-oz bags frozen green beans
3/4 - 1 lb pasta (rotini is nice)
(parsley, optional)

Toast cashews in a dry skillet until they get fragrant and start to brown. (Or don't if you're short on time.) Combine with margarine or oil in food processor or blender. 
Steam green beans. Cook pasta. Add a little pasta water to thin the cashew sauce. 
Mix all together. (Add optional parsley.) Add salt and especially pepper to taste.

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