|Total prep & cook time 35 minutes|
12 ounces uncooked casarecce pasta Penne pasta may be substituted.
1/2 pound haricots verts (tiny green beans), cut in half lengthwise
1 tablespoon fresh thyme
5 teaspoons lemon zest, divided
1/4 cup finely chopped roasted, salted pistachios Or any other nut you have in your pantry
2 tablespoons Champagne vinegar
1 tablespoon minced shallots
1 garlic clove, minced
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
5 tablespoons olive oil
1 1/2 cups loosely packed arugula
Toppings: roasted, salted pistachios; Parmesan cheese
1. Cook pasta according to package directions, adding green beans to boiling water during last 2 minutes of cooking time; drain. Rinse pasta mixture with cold running water; drain well.
2. Place pasta mixture, thyme, and 3 tsp. lemon zest in a large bowl; toss gently to combine.
3. Whisk together pistachios, next 5 ingredients, and remaining 2 tsp. lemon zest in a small bowl. Add oil in a slow, steady stream, whisking constantly until blended. Drizzle over pasta mixture. Add arugula, and toss gently to coat. Serve with desired toppings.
May give you garlic breath...
Barbara Lauterbach, Southern Living MARCH 2012 Issue.