Aduki Beans and Pasta

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Straightforward filling food.

This is an English dish, making 4 normal portions.

Ingredients

200 gm
dry aduki beans
1
large white onion
3
fat cloves garlic
30 ml
Zaytoun FAIRTRADE olive oil
1 kg
ripe tomatoes
200 gm
FAIRTRADE pasta
some
chopped herbs
100 g
grated cheese
to taste
salt
to taste
FAIRTRADE freshly ground black pepper
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Method

Preparation

Soak the aduki beans overnight in cold water, and then cook until tender.

Skin the onions and chop fine.

Skin the cloves of garlic, chop 2 of them, and crush the third.

Chop the tomatoes into eighths.

Cooking

Sauce

Fry the chopped onion and garlic in the oil until soft and then add the tomatoes. Simmer for 15 minutes.

Add the cooked aduki beans and simmer for another 10 minutes (whilst the pasta cooks) and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Cook the pasta in the usual way (12 minutes in boiling water).

Assembly

Put about 10 ml of olive oil in a warm bowl and add the crushed garlic, mix a little.

Add the cooked and drained pasta, and then stir in the grated cheese and herbs.

To serve

Serve whilst still hot, with the pasta and the aduki tomatoey sauce in separate bowls.