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Beans,Greens & Pasta
from: Carol Voigts - Whitehall, Michigan, USA,

This is an opened ended kind of recipe.
Put in whatever greens or ingredients you like.

Takes about 15 minutes. Serves 4

  • 8 oz. mushrooms, sliced.
  • 4 T. olive oil.
  • 4 garlic cloves.
  • 2 cups mixed chopped greens (ie turnip,arugula, kale, spinach etc.)
  • 2 cups cooked and drained chickpeas.
  • 2 cups cooked gemelli pasta (or any other short thicker pasta
  • 3 T. pesto
    (I freeze mine in ice cube trays in the summer and have them available all winter.
  • 1/3 cup wine or liquid if necessary.
  • salt & fresh ground pepper to taste.
  • vegan grated "romano" cheese replacer.
Saute mushrooms in oil & slivered garlic cloves, add the greens & cook until wilted, add pasta, chickpeas and pesto.
Moisten with liquid and heat through.
Season with salt & pepper.
Serve in pasta bowls with vegan grated cheese replacer.

You could use other beans like Great Northern, add some sun-dried tomatoes, and/or pitted olives if desired also.
Use all one kind of greens or whatever you find in your garden this summer or at the market.
Don't overcook.