Chef Oren’s Easy Lemon Bean Pasta
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Chef Oren’s Easy Lemon Bean Pasta

Love lemon pasta? Try this easy recipe with protein-packed white beans and nutritious kale. 

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Chef Oren’s Easy Lemon Bean Pasta

Chef Oren’s Easy Lemon Bean Pasta

Course: Dinner
Keyword: beans, lemon, lemon pasta, pasta
Author: Chef Oren


  • Pasta – whatever kind you have in the pantry
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 1 shallot, chopped
  • 1 cup drained, rinsed cannelloni beans
  • 1 ounce white wine (optional)
  • 1/2 cup cooked/frozen kale or spinach, drained (Squeeze out all the water)
  • 2 tablespoons toasted pine nuts
  • Juice of one lemon
  • Zest of one lemon


  • Blanch kale for 30 seconds for fresh, 10 seconds for frozen and strain to get rid of excess water. (Note: Boiling water should be salted.)
  • Cook pasta to al dente.
  • Reserve ½ cup of pasta water. Drain pasta and cool with cold water. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and set aside.
  • Add butter and olive oil to the pan. Follow with garlic, as soon as you can smell the garlic add the beans, ½ cup of pasta water, lemon zest and juice of half a lemon. Reduce the liquid by 2/3.
  • Add the kale and fold in the pasta.


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