Friday, August 20, 2010

linguine and zucchini with walnut and white bean sauce

Sometimes when your cabinets are nearly empty, and you're forced to cook with whatever happens to be lying around, you end up with the best new recipes! I concocted this one this morning out of some pasta, walnuts, beans and zucchini. Here's what I did:

Cut up two small zucchini into thin slices, and sautee in some olive oil and garlic. While that's cooking, put water on to boil for the pasta.

1/2 c. walnuts
1/2 c. small white beans
1/4 c. olive oil
1/4 c. water
2 tsp. chopped garlic
some parsley
some basil

Mix in a food processor until it turns into a paste. When the zucchini and pasta are done cooking, toss with some of the sauce and eat it up! This made a considerable amount of sauce so I put about two thirds of it in the fridge to use later... but it was SO delicious I'll probably be tapping into the supply for dinner tonight as well :)