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Green Bean Pasta Salad Recipe

Fast & Easy Dinner: String Bean, Arugula, and Pasta Salad

Tonight go green with this substantial vegetarian pasta salad. It's not only full of green vegetables, but it conserves energy by only boiling one pot of water.

The recipe highlights the fresh flavor and crunchy snap of green beans. The peppery bite of arugula and the salty tang of parmesan cheese play supporting roles. A simple lemon vinaigrette combines everything together.

Serve this delightful pasta on its own, as a side dish, or pack for a picnic. Check out the uncomplicated recipe when you


String Bean, Arugula, and Pasta Salad

String Bean, Arugula, and Pasta Salad

Green Bean Pasta Salad Recipe 2009-08-12 15:59:24


4 ounces green beans, trimmed
4 ounces yellow wax beans, trimmed
Coarse salt
1 pound curved, dried pasta, such as conchiglie, orecchiette, or other medium curved shapes
1/2 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice (from about 2 lemons)
Freshly ground pepper
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 ounce pine nuts, toasted and coarsely chopped (1/4 cup)
1 1/2 ounces Parmesan cheese, 1/2 ounce finely grated (1/2 cup), 1 ounce shaved with a vegetable peeler (1/2 cup)
1 ounce (1 1/2 cups) baby arugula


  1. Prepare an ice-water bath. Cook green and wax beans in a large pot of boiling salted water until tender, about 4 minutes.
  2. Using a slotted spoon, transfer beans to ice-water bath until cool, reserving water in pot. Drain beans, and cut into 2-inch-long pieces.
  3. Add pasta to the reserved boiling water, and cook until al dente. Drain and spread on a rimmed baking sheet. Refrigerate for 10 minutes. Transfer chilled pasta to a large serving dish.
  4. Whisk lemon zest and juice and 3/4 teaspoon salt. Season with pepper. Add oil in a slow, steady stream, whisking until emulsified. Drizzle over pasta, and toss until well coated.
  5. Add beans, pine nuts, and grated Parmesan. Toss until evenly distributed.
  6. Just before serving, fold in arugula, and top with shaved Parmesan.

Serves 8.

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Soniabonya Soniabonya 7 years
Sounds yummy!! I like the of switching up pasta. I usually just pour the parmesan chees eover it and sometimes some marinara sauce, but this looks good. :)
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