Pasta, pesto with beans and asparagus

Pasta, pesto with beans and asparagus

Serves 2 Ingredients 100g fine beans 100g asparagus tips 200g dried pasta 1tbps olive oil 2-3tbs fresh breadcrumbs 2tbs crème fraiche 2-3tbs fresh green pesto Parmesan to serve Seasoning Method Boil water for pasta and cook as directed 2 minutes before end of cooking time add asparagus and beans Heat the olive oil in heavy frying pan and fry breadcrumbs with sea slat Drain past and green vegetables Return to pan with crème fraiche, pesto and generous grinding of black pepper Serve in warm bowls, scatter with breadcrumbs and grated Parmesan photo credit: nettsu via photo pin...

Fresh Bean Chilli

This serves two people but is easily doubled/trebled for more Serve with hot garlic or naan bread or rice Method Put 1 chopped onion into a medium pan with 1 crushed garlic and 2 tsp of oil Cook over low heat until just soft Add 225g small or halved baby potatoes and 1 small red pepper, reseeded and diced combine a 20g can of tomatoes,  1tbs each of tomato paste, sweet chilli sauce and brown sugar Add to the pan with 175g sliced runners or French beans Cover and cook until the beans are tender Season to taste and serve topped with Greek style natural yoghurt...