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Pasta with Tomato Pesto and Cannellini Beans (MICROWAVE)

Ingredients

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Method

  1. Put the pasta in a high sided bowl that will hold around 500ml (so that the water doesn't boil over).
  2. Add 200ml water to the pasta.
  3. Cover the bowl with a plate and cook in the microwave for 2 minutes on full power, then let it stand for 2 minutes.
  4. Repeat step 3 above.
  5. Use a pestle and morter to mix together the garlic, parsley, basil and nuts to make a paste. If you don't have a pestle and morter, just mix together well - it doesn't matter too much if the pine nuts are left whole.
  6. When the pasta is cooked, spoon out 100ml of the water into a jug.
  7. Add the tomato paste to the remaining water and pasta and stir so that it is well mixed and smooth. If it looks a bit thick, add back some of the water you spooned out.
  8. Stir in the cannellini beans.
  9. Cover the bowl with a plate and cook in the microwave on full power for 2 minutes.
  10. Sprinkle with yeast flakes (if desired) and serve.