This is an extremely quick meal that is sure to impress! You can use a can of cannellini beans, and then the preparation basically involves chopping some garlic, spinach and tomatoes, and boiling water. But you still get the satisfaction of a home cooked meal and fresh veggies. Plus it tastes great!
1 package whole wheat spaghetti
1 TBS canola oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 lb baby spinach
1.25 C fresh diced tomatoes
2 C cooked cannellini beans
1 tsp salt, or to taste
optional – 2 TBS mixed Italian herbs of your choice – thyme, marjoram, oregano, rosemary
2 TBS extra-virgin olive oil
1. Bring lot pot of water to boil. Cook pasta according to package instructions. When done, drain pasta, then return to pot (or large bowl) and toss with the extra virgin olive oil.
2. While pasta is cooking, heat canola oil over medium in a wide pan. Saute the garlic until slightly browned.
3. Add the salt, herbs, beans and spinach. Cook until spinach is fully wilted.
4. Divide pasta in four pasta bowls. Top with the spinach and beans, then the fresh tomatoes.