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Rotini and Beans Nicoise Recipe

Rotini and Beans Nicoise Recipe

6 servings



1/2 cup chopped shallots or red onion

2 cups chopped Italian plum tomatoes

1 teaspoon minced garlic

2 teaspoons margarine or butter

2 cups diagonally sliced green beans, cooked

1 can baby lima beans, rinsed, drained

1 can cannellini beans, rinsed, drained

2 tablespoons drained capers

1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon leaves

6 cups cooked rotini or other shaped pasta, warm

Salt and pepper, to taste

Grated parmesan cheese, as garnish


Saute shallots, tomatoes, and garlic in margarine in large skillet 2 to 3 minutes, cook, covered, over medium heat until tomatoes are wilted, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in fresh and canned beans, capers, and tarragon: cook, covered, over medium heat until hot, about 5 minutes. Stir in rotini and season to taste with salt and pepper, sprinkle with parmesan cheese.

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