Thursday, March 15, 2012

Butter Bean Marinara

Easy, Vegan, Gluten Free, Delicious, and 
Kid Approved!
 Ingredients:
  • one jar of your favorite organic GF tomato marinara
  • one can Eden Foods organic butter beans, drained and rinsed.
  • 1/2 organic onion chopped
  • 1 c raw organic cashews
  • 1 tbs basil 
  • 1/8 - 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes (depending on how spicy your family likes it)
  • sprinkle of sea salt
  • 1/4 c red wine (or water)
In a food processor, process the cashews until they form a meal.  Pour 1/2 c of the jar sauce into the processor with the cashews and process for about 30 seconds until combined.  Set aside.

Saute the chopped onion,  basil, salt and red pepper in 1/4 cup red wine until the onion softens.  Add the butter beans and saute for a few minutes, stirring frequently, add more wine or water if needed.

Stir in the rest of the jar sauce and cashew mixture into the bean/onion mixture and stir well.  Leave on a low heat for about 15 minutes to let the flavors incorporate.  (stirring frequently)  Serve over your favorite gluten free pasta.

We used quinoa pasta because it has a firmer bite than the rice pasta.  I also steamed some fresh organic broccoli to go along with this dinner.  The kids all really loved it!!

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