Here’s the deal: I guarantee the worst cook in the world can make this dish. In under 10 minutes. And appreciate its simple, tasty flavours.
Here’s the dish…
Buckwheat pasta spirals with onion, garden peas, olives, lemon zest, kale, kidney beans, salt, pepper and olive oil
It’s one of those dishes you whip up when you just can’t be bothered or when cheese on toast is calling your name, but you know you haven’t had your daily vege quota yet. Or, in my case, the ‘oops, I haven’t prepared Arlo’s dinner yet so let me make something we can all enjoy’ moment. Although, his doesn’t have the salt or pepper but everything else remains the same.
Anyway, here it is. The world’s easiest dinner.
- 1/2 x bag buckwheat pasta spirals (found in the health food aisle of most supermarkets)
- 1 x onion, finely chopped
- 1 x cup garden peas (frozen is fine)
- 1 x cup chopped kale
- 1 x lemon, zest removed and juice squeezed
- 1 x handful of pitted olives, roughly chopped
- 1 x cup of pre-cooked kidney beans (or a can is fine if you’re strapped for time)
- Salt and pepper to taste
- A big glug of cold pressed, extra virgin olive oil
And here’s what you need to do:
Step 1: Bring a pot of water and salt to the boil and toss in your pasta.
Step 2: Through your onion into a fry pan on medium heat to sweat off. Once transparent, add remaining ingredients.
Step 3: When your pasta is cooked, strain and leave a cup of its cooking liquid aside. Toss pasta and some of the cooking liquid into the fry pan and mix with the other ingredients.
Step 4: To serve, add your pasta to the bowl. season with salt and pepper and drizzle with a generous glug (or 2) of olive oil.