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Pasta with Butter Beans and Beet Greens Sauce

Pasta with Butter Beans and Beet Greens Sauce

How does easy to make, highly nutritious, super yummy pasta sound to you? If that sounds like something you are interested in, sit down, relax and get ready because today I am bringing you the pasta with butter beans and beet green sauce recipe. 

Now you might be thinking that this is a rather strange combination for the sauce. But it actually makes complete sense. Beet greens (the green leafy parts of a beetroot plant) are highly nutritious, even more so than the red fleshy part of the beetroot we all normally eat. They also provide incredible health benefits as well as being versatile enough to add to many dishes. Salads, vegetable juice, or sautéed, there is little that this amazing plant can’t do. And then we have our butter beans. These beans add a great creamy texture to our sauce, and give a slightly sweeter taste as well as a decent amount of protein. 

What makes this meal even better than all of this, is that it can be enjoyed by anyone! Yes, even kids will love this. There are very few people who will say no to pasta. 

To make this super easy recipe, you will need 9 ingredients and 20 minutes. 

We start this recipe off with pasta, onion, and garlic. Other than carbohydrates from our pasta, we are offered a good source of biotin, vitamin B6, vitamin C, copper, potassium, and dietary fiber. 

We then add in beet greens, almond milk, butter beans, and peanut butter. Together, these ingredients supply us with a good source of vitamin K, vitamin A, magnesium, iron, vitamin E, protein, folate, and manganese. 

The pasta with butter beans and beet green sauce dish is the perfect meal for lunch or dinner because it’s:

  • Family friendly. 
  • Tasty!
  • Easy to make.
  • A good source of protein – 17g per serve. 
  • A good source of fiber – 8g per serve. 

To store any unused or left over pasta and sauce, simply place it in an airtight container and pop it into the fridge for up to 48 hours. For the best results, keep the pasta and sauce separated when storing. Then add them back together when you're ready to heat and eat it. 

And there we have it – the pasta with butter beans and beet green sauce. I hope you enjoy this recipe. Be sure to let us know what you think in the comments below. See you next time! 

Liked this recipe? Why not head over and check out our Lo Mein Stir Fry or our Pad Thai recipes for more fun pasta ideas! 

Ingredients
8
Prep time
10 minutes
Total time
Category: Lunch, Dinner
Serves: 4
Allergens: Gluten, Peanut

Ingredients

For the pasta

  • 9 oz pasta

For the sauce

  • 12 cup almond milk
  • 9 oz beet greens (washed and chopped)
  • 1 cup butter beans
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 2 tbsps peanut butter
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 1 small yellow onion (chopped)

Directions

  1. Preheat a pot of water and prepare the pasta according to the instructions on the package.
  2. For the sauce heat up the oil in a frying pan and saute the onion for abut 3-5 minutes, add the garlic and saute for another minute too.
  3. Add cooked onions and garlic to a bowl or a foo processor.
  4. Use the frying pan again and saute the beet greens for about 2-4 minutes.
  5. Add the rest of the ingredients except the pasta and blend everything until smooth.
  6. Adjust the taste of the sauce and serve the paste with some sauce on top, enjoy!

Notes



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