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Green Beans with Pasta and Pesto

Green Beans with Pasta & Pesto

Alstede Fresh Green beans, approximately 1lb.
1/3 -1/2 cup pesto or more, to taste
1/2 lb. bow tie pasta or shape of your choice
1-2 T butter
Parmesan Cheese
Kosher Salt and pepper to taste

Clean and trim the beans. Steam the green beans to bright green, crisp tender.
Prepare pasta in salted water according to package directions. Reserve 1 cup of pasta water just before draining.
Mix the cooked green beans with 2-3 T pesto and set aside.
Drain the pasta, add the butter, and mix to coat pasta. Add the green beans to the pasta and a little water to marry the ingredients as needed. Add additional pesto and season with salt and pepper to taste.
Serve with additional parmesan cheese.
Garnish dish with ½ cherry or chopped fresh tomato, serve at warm or at room temperature.

Farm Kitchen Tip – Pesto is very easy to make and if you prefer to try making your own homemade
pesto we have a simple recipe on our website, click here. There is also freshly made pesto available in our farm store for your added convenience for those nights when you need to pick up something quick.

Recipe & photo by Jenn Borealo, Alstede Farms Culinary & Educational Specialist

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