Thursday, April 1, 2010
40 Meatless Meals: Ligurian Pasta
Some Germanic countries have a tradition of green meals on Holy Thursday, reflecting the green vestments the priests originally wore on this day. Here's a modern take on that custom.
For every 4 people:
6 oz spaghetti (Bonus points if it's green!)
10 oz potatoes, peeled and diced
2 cups thin green beans (topped and tailed, if fresh)
1 cup of pesto sauce
Extra cheese and pine nuts to serve, if desired.
Bring two pots of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook the spaghetti in one pot and the potatoes in the other. Add the green beans to the potato pot when the potatoes are al dente. Drain both pots, and combine contents. Toss with remaining ingredients.