Meatless Monday: White Beans with Pesto

June 17, 2013 at 11:13 am Leave a comment

white beansIngredients:

Pesto:

  • 2 cups loosely packed basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup grated fresh Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed

Beans:

  • 1 pound dried Great Northern beans
  • 10 cup water, divided
  • 1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup chopped bottled roasted red bell peppers
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

Directions:

  1. To prepare pesto, combine first 8 ingredients in a food processor; process until smooth.
  2. To prepare beans, sort and wash the beans. Combine beans and 4 cups water in a 6-quart pressure cooker. Close lid securely; bring to high pressure over high heat. Adjust heat to medium or level needed to maintain high pressure, and cook 3 minutes. Remove from heat; place cooker under cold running water. Remove lid; drain beans.
  3. Combine beans, 6 cups water, onion, sage, 1 tablespoon olive oil, and 2 garlic cloves in cooker. Close lid securely; bring to high pressure over high heat. Adjust heat to medium or level needed to maintain high pressure; cook 12 minutes. Remove from heat; place cooker under cold running water. Remove lid; let bean mixture stand for 10 minutes. Drain bean mixture in a colander over a bowl, reserving 1 cup liquid. Return bean mixture and reserved 1 cup liquid to cooker. Add 1 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, bell peppers, and vinegar. Stir well to combine. Top bean mixture with pesto.
  4. Makes 8 servings of 3/4 bean mixture and 2 tbsp pesto.

Nutrition Information per Serving:

  • Calories: 292
  • Total Fat: 8g
  • Protein: 16.3g
  • Carbohydrate: 40.5g
  • Fiber: 12.7g
  • Cholesterol: 5mg
  • Sodium: 542mg

*Recipe from Cooking Light: http://www.CookingLight.com*

 

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