Greens, Beans & Pasta Bowl of Comfort

Did you attend the Poor Seminarian’s Cooking Demo and wish you had the recipe for the dish Audrey created? Here it is. (You can thank us later [RARB, 3rd floor, Suite 311, Office of Student Programming].)

Greens, Beans & Pasta Bowl of Comfort

By Audrey Hindes

2 cups cooked greens
1 can chickpeas, drained
1 cup small whole wheat pasta, like ditali
1-2 tablespoons olive oil
Parmesan or pecorino romano cheese

Cook pasta in a pot of boiling, salted water until al dente. Just before draining, add chickpeas and greens to pot with pasta to warm through. Place colander in a larger bowl to drain pasta, reserving pasta water. Return pasta, beans and greens to pot and drizzle with olive oil.

To serve, portion into bowls, ladle over desired amount of reserved pasta water, and sprinkle with cheese.

Serves 4

Here’s the cost breakdown:

Option #1

Canned Beans (2) – $2.58

Pasta – $1.39

Broth – $1.99

Kale – $.99

Parmesan Cheese – $2.49

Grand Total = $9.24/4 = $2.31 per (big) serving

Option #2

Beans (dried) – .50

Pasta – $1.39

Water/Bean Liquid – FREE

Kale – $.99

Parmesan Cheese & Pepper Flakes (From Pizza Delivery) – FREE

Grand Total = $2.88/4 = $.72 per (big) serving