We are all doing our bit for the environment & cutting meat out of our diet makes a huge impact. So we bring you Meat Free Mid Week Recipes – Penne with White Beans and Spinach


Penne with White Beans and Spinach

serves 4

  • 3/4 lb dry penne pasta
  • 1 T olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup sundried tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 3 cups baby spinach
  • zest of one lemon
  • juice of two lemons
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese (or more to taste)

Cook the pasta according to package directions in boiling salted water. When cooked, drain and reserve one half cup of cooking liquid. Set aside.

In a large skillet or dutch oven, heat the olive oil. Add the minced garlic and saute for two minutes, until toasted and fragrant (be careful not to burn!). Add the cooked pasta, beans, sundried tomatoes and spinach and cook until spinach wilts. Add the lemon zest, juice, salt, cayenne and cheese and toss well. Add some of the cooking water if the mixture seems dry.

This recipe and photo is from Eat, Live, Run and is classed as a “15 Minute” meal!

Sounds awesome to me. I for one love meals that take hardly any time to make so I can toss the ingredients together when I get home from work. Plus the faster dinner is made, the faster I can sloth around on the couch!

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