We have green beans coming on, and I wanted to think of something to do with them besides, ya know, just steaming them. (Not, of course, that there’s anything wrong with just steaming them.)
So here is what I did.
I cooked 1 pound of shell pasta and rinsed it and set it aside.
In my food processor, I ground up:
1 heaping cup green onions
1/4 lb seitan/gluten
1 handful of fresh basil leaves (16 leaves, if you want an exact count)
Then I steamed 3/4 pound of fresh green beans whilst I chopped 2 cups fresh tomatoes.
Then I drained the beans and dumped all of the above components into a big pan, stirred in a little salt and oil and warmed it through.
It was simply delightful and delicious, although neither Lou Who nor GooGoo would touch the green beans.