Monday, November 3, 2008


Well, fall has finally hit Northern California. Fortunately the C.S.A. still has the last of summer tomatoes and beans, but now the red of the tomatoes just make me think of the leaves changing back East. I honestly came up with this dish because I wanted to make long beans, which I've never had before, safe and to only use one pot.

Pasta Roma:
4 oz whole wheat pasta (I used spaghetti, but bowtie would be awesome with this)
1 lb roma beans, cut into inch segments (green beans are also good)
1 tbsp olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 lb roma tomatoes, chunked or diced

Bring salted water to a boil (salt here is important!), and add pasta. Add beans in the past 5 minutes, and cook until noodles are al dente. Drain into colander, and set aside.
Put pot back on stove over medium high heat. When dry, add olive oil. Once hot add garlic and cook until softened. Add tomatoes, salt to taste, then cook until hot and lightly softened. Add noodles and beans back in and toss until coated with olive oil and tomatoes are distributed. Serve with parmesan on top.

Serves 2-4

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