Pasta with green beans, potato and lettuce pesto

Pasta with green beans

Is it difficult for children to eat green beans? Try preparing them like this, with pasta, potato and a simple pesto.

We will need a mincer or food processor to make the pesto and a little patience to cook the ingredients in different batches, so that they are all just right.

We have done the lettuce pesto but you can replace it with the traditional Genoese pesto, made with basil.

Pasta with green beans, potato and lettuce pesto
A different pasta dish, with potato and green beans.
Kitchen: Italian
Recipe type: Pasta
Rations: 4-6
Preparation time: 
Cooking time: 
Total time: 
  • 50 g of Parmesan in pieces
  • 30 g peanuts
  • ½ clove of garlic
  • 80 g of lettuce
  • 120 g of extra virgin olive oil
  • Sal Island
  • 230 g of potato (weight once peeled)
  • 150 g green beans (weight once cleaned)
  • 320 g of whole wheat pasta
  • About 20 black olives
  1. We put water to heat in a saucepan.
  2. We wash the green beans, remove the ends and chop them. Peel and chop the potato.
  3. When the water starts to boil we add a little salt and add both the beans and the potatoes already cut into pieces.
  4. We put water to boil in a large saucepan. When it is boiling, add a little salt and cook the pasta for the time indicated on the package.
  5. We grate the cheese with a food processor or with a mincer.
  6. Add the half clove of garlic, the peanuts, the lettuce (which we will have previously washed and dried), the oil and the salt.
  7. We chop everything. We reserve our sauce in a bowl.
  8. When the green beans and potatoes are well cooked, drain them with a sieve and put them in a large bowl.
  9. When the pasta is cooked, we also drain it and put it in the same source.
  10. We add the black olives.
  11. We serve our pasta with the pesto that we have prepared previously.
Nutritional information per serving
Calories: 350

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