Recipe: Farfalle with arugula and white beans
Prep time: 10 minutes, Total time: 25 minutes
- Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
- 12 ounces farfalle
- 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, cut into pieces
- 4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
- 1 pound baby arugula
- 1 can (15 1/2 ounces) cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
- 1/3 cup walnut pieces, toasted, for garnish
1 Bring a pot of water to a boil; add a generous amount of salt. Cook pasta until al dente according to package instructions. Reserve 1/2 cup pasta water; drain pasta.
2 Add 1 tablespoon butter and the garlic to the pot; cook over medium heat, stirring, until garlic is fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add arugula; toss just until wilted.
3 Add beans, pasta, and remaining 3 tablespoons butter; season with salt and pepper. Heat, tossing, until butter is melted and beans and pasta are warmed through, about 1 minute. Add enough reserved pasta water to create a thin sauce to coat pasta.
4 To serve, divide among shallow bowls, and garnish with walnuts.
Makes 4 servings.
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