Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Stuffed Pasta with Lima Beans

Lima beans are very healthy..i thought why not to try with pasta.This dish was so flavorful. The taste of beans and i have added the cashewnuts and mint pesto that makes this dish so colorful and tasty.

  • 10-12 Jumbo Pasta Shells
  • 1 cup Lima/ Fava Beans (used baby lima beans)
  • 1/4 cup Cahewnuts
  • 1/4 cup Mint
  • 1/4 cup Spinach leaves (optional)
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1 cup Ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup Monterey Jack cheese 
  • 2-3 Garlic cloves
  • Black pepper , Salt as per taste.
  • Tomato sauce (home made or store bought)
       Cook the shell pasta as per instruction and keep it a side.  Cook the lima beans and set it aside.
In a mixie add mint, cashewnuts, garlic, mint, spinach leaves, salt and pepper, olive oil , cumin seeds and make fine paste. In a blow take lima beans, add above made pesto, ricotta cheese.

 Fill the shell with lima bean pesto. To bake, pour the tomato sauce on the bottom of the dish. Place the stuffed shells and sprinkle the cheese on the stuffed shells.Bake for 20-25 minutes  at 300 F and serve hot.

If leftovers?- In a pan pour little water and sauce. place these shells and cook for few minutes and serve hot. No need to bake again.

This recipe goes to my Pasta Party Event


Sushma Mallya said...

very unique recipe but looks very delicious ..nice click jyoti

Silpa said...

Yummy n Healthy. love the pics.
I am a big fan of Lima beans n now i got another new dish to make..

Namitha said...

Very interesting one..never tried this before. Sounds like a wonderful combo..and awesome clicks :-)

Veggie Hut said...

very innovative


Lovely photo and great recipe but it's totally new to me...

Shama Nagarajan said...

delicious recipe

Hayley said...

Very innovative recipe..pasta looks tasty and yumy!!nice clicks..

Meena said...

Love this creative recipe!

Rachana said...

A very innovative recipe! looks good:)

Simplyfood said...

Lovely pasta dish ,very innovative and beautiful presentation.

subhashini said...

Pasta with Lima beans.Hmm very unique recipe.

PS said...

very different try and looks perfect

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Lima beans with pasta thats so new... The stuffed shells are looking very delicious and creamy!!!

Nandinis food said...

Wow! Lovely stuffed pasta.
Lima beans my fav.

Ms.Chitchat said...

Very innovative and interesting stuffing. Click looks very tempting.


Preety said...

that is such a unique dish and perfect for your event too:)

Preeti Kashyap said...

very nice recipe! yummy pic :)

Panchpakwan said...

Thank you Guys..

malarvizhi said...

nice clicks.first time in your space.interesting.visit mine if you have time.bye.

Suparna said...

beautiful filling for the pasta, sounds yummy.
lima beans are in season shall keep ur recipe in mind when I dare to be adventureous :)
Keep the recipes coming!

Soma Pradhan said...

this is a unique recipe for me

Unknown said...

I have to try it, it looks and sounds super duper yummy !!!

~ Priya

Suma said...

Looks tasty and great click!!

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