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Blistered tomato and cannellini spirals
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Blistered tomato and cannellini spirals

15 minutes (prep. 10 minutes)
Serves 2
  • 175g (2 cups) Vegeroni pasta spirals   
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed 
  • 200g punnet grape tomatoes  
  • 420g can no added salt cannellini beans, drained and rinsed  
  • 1 cup (50g) firmly packed fresh basil leaves  
  1. Cook pasta in a large saucepan of boiling water for about 10 minutes, following packet directions, until tender. Drain, reserving 1/3 cup of the pasta water. 
  2. Heat a lightly oiled large, non-stick frying pan over a medium to high heat. Add garlic and tomatoes. Cook for about 2 minutes, stirring occasionally until tomatoes are blistered and lightly browned.  
  3. Add beans. Cook, stirring a further 1 minute. 
  4. Add pasta and reserved pasta water. Toss gently over heat for 1 minute until combined and hot. Remove from heat. 
  5. Stir in half the basil. Season with fresh ground black pepper. Divide between 2 serving bowls. Sprinkle with remaining basil leaves. 
Tips
  • Replace vegeroni pasta with wholemeal pasta twists for added wholegrains. 
  • Substitute cherry tomatoes for grape tomatoes, if preferred. 
  • For best flavour, use extra virgin olive oil to oil the pan.
  • Add a light sprinkling of grated parmesan cheese to serve if you like.

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