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Penne With Green Beans & Basil

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Ingredients
  Penne pasta/Bow tie pasta 8 Ounce
  Salt To Taste
  Green beans 1 Pound, trimmed and halved
  Fresh basil leaves 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Extra-virgin olive oil 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Ground black pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Tomato 1 Medium, diced
  Basil leaves 6 , garnish
Directions

Prepare pasta in boiling salted water as label directs.
Meanwhile, in 12 inch skillet, heat 1 inch water to boiling over high heat.
Add beans and 1/2 teaspoon salt; heat to boiling.
Cook, uncovered, 8 to 10 minutes, until tender crisp.
Drain.
Rinse beans under cold running water to cool slightly; drain again.
In blender at high speed, blend basil, oil, and 1 tablespoon water until almost smooth, stopping blender occasionally and scraping down sides with rubber spatula.
Transfer basil puree to large bowl; stir in pepper and 1 teaspoon salt.
Drain pasta; rinse under cold running water and drain again.
Toss pasta, beans, and tomato with basil puree.
Garnish with basil leaves.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Ingredient: 
Pasta
Interest: 
Everyday

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