This is a lovely fresh Vegan Salad or Main Course.  You can use fresh or frozen green beans to serve up a tender salad or main course dish. This Pasta and Green Bean Recipe is a simple, delicious & nutritious meal. Easy, healthy, is always a favorite of mine.

Pasta & Green Bean

A very tasty dish filled with crunchy walnuts, beans and pasta. It is quick to prepare and very nutritious.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Main Course, Salad
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Walnuts
  • 1 tbls Margarine
  • 6-8 stems Spring Onions
  • 1 bunch Parsley
  • 2 cloves Garlic chopped
  • 1/2 cup Vegetable Stock
  • 1/2 cup Soya Cream
  • 2 cups Pasta
  • 1 cup Green Beans trimmed & halved

Instructions

  • Roast the walnuts in a frying pan over medium heat for 2-3 minutes, stirring all the time.
  • Set aside to cool.
  • Melt margarine in a saucepan add the spring onions, garlic and parsley, cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add stock and cook over medium heat for 7 minutes.
  • Stir in Soya Cream, cook for 5 minutes.
  • Taste for seasoning.
  • Bring a large pan of water to the boil add salt. 
  • Drop in the pasta and cook according to packet instructions.

Today’s Featured Ingredient

Green Beans

Green beans are the young pods of a bush that grows to about 2 feet. There is also a climbing or pole variety which requires a support system.

The beans are harvested when the pods are young and succulent before the seeds inside are mature. They are also called string beans, French beans or snap beans.

Bush beans produce their fruit in a relatively short time. That means farmers can plant more than one crop in a single season. Bush beans are mostly grown on commercial farms and home gardens.

There are 130 varieties of green beans. They differ in colour from green, purple, streaked and yellow. The yellow beans are called wax beans.

Beans are marketed fresh, canned or frozen. Beans are eaten all around the world. In the United States they are popular at thanksgiving when they are used in casseroles.

Bean have many health benefits as well. They are high in fibre, vitamin A, C, K, B6 and calcium.

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