Orecchiette with Broccoli Rabe, Sun-Dried Tomatoes and White Beans

Orecchiette with Broccoli Rabe, Sun-Dried Tomatoes and White Beans

Serves 6 to 8
This quick vegetarian pasta combines the pleasingly bitter taste of broccoli rabe with toasted garlic and bold sun-dried tomatoes.
  • 1 pound orecchiette pasta
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic , thinly sliced
  • 1 bunch broccoli rabe , stems removed, leaves chopped
  • 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes (not packed in oil), or 1 cup oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes (about 12 pieces) , sliced
  • 1 can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • Ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese (optional)
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Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil; add pasta and cook until al dente according to package directions. Reserve a cup of the pasta cooking water and drain pasta thoroughly. Meanwhile, if using sun-dried tomatoes not packed in oil, soak tomatoes in 1 cup boiling water 10 minutes. Drain and slice. 

In a large sauté pan over high heat, heat olive oil. Add garlic and cook until fragrant but not browned, about 1 minute. Add half the broccoli rabe and sauté until lightly wilted but not brown, about 2 minutes. Add remaining broccoli rabe to pan and cook for another minute or two. Add sun-dried tomatoes, cannellini beans, salt and pepper and toss lightly.

Add hot drained pasta to the pan (or to a larger bowl if needed) and toss with the vegetables. Stir and add a few tablespoons of reserved pasta cooking water if mixture seems dry. Serve immediately with Parmesan cheese.
Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving: Serving size: , 380 calories (70 from fat), 8g total fat, 1.5g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 270mg sodium, 63g carbohydrates, (5 g dietary fiber, .4g sugar), 15g protein.
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