- 1 1/2 lb. fresh Green beans
- 1 lb. Penne Pasta
- 1/2 cup Olive Oil
- 3 cloves Garlic, crushed
- Salt and freshly ground Black Pepper, to taste
Clean string beans and trim ends.
Bring a pot of lightly salted water to boil; in it, cook the beans until tender.
Bring a second pot of lightly salted water to boil, and cook the Penne pasta just until al dente.
While string beans and pasta are cooking, warm the olive oil in a large skillet or pan over medium heat. Add the garlic, and saut_ until lightly browned.
Drain the string beans, reserving 1/4 cup of the water they were cooked in.
Add the green beans, pasta, salt and pepper, and the 1/4 cup cooking water to the oil and garlic in the skillet. Stir together for about 1 minute to warm through, then serve. Serves 4.