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  • Serves 3 to 4

This pasta dish has no bouillon, or any other meat, in it. It’s colorful, hearty, tasty, and a great way to get greens into your evening meal. It also makes for wonderful leftovers. At the firehouse we usually make a tub full and polish it off before going home the next day at noon.

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Ingredients

  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 can corn, rinsed and drained
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, minced (remove seeds to reduce heat)
  • 1 green or red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 bunch fresh kale, rinsed and chopped
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1 large jar pasta sauce
  • 16 ounces whole-grain spaghetti, cooked
  • ½ cup raw cashews, finely ground

Instructions

  1. Sauté the onion, garlic, and corn in a large skillet on medium heat for 5 minutes. Add the jalapeno, bell pepper, and kale to the skillet and cook for 3 minutes. Add the diced tomatoes and pasta sauce to the vegetables. Ladle the sauce over the pasta and top with the cashews.

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C10 months ago
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I’m new to WFPB and I think this recipe is very good!

Ann L MacNaughton1 year ago
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What pasta sauce, now that Engine 2 isn’t available anymore ?

Margaret M Schuch2 years ago
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LOVE it’s a 10THIS!

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Rip Esselstyn, son of Caldwell Esselstyn, MD, was a firefighter in the Austin Fire Department when he discovered dangerously high cholesterol levels among his firefighter comrades. He led a stationwide revolution of dietary change that resulted in markedly better health, which he detailed in his bestselling book, The Engine 2 Diet. Visit PlantStrong.com and follow him on Instagram and Facebook for updates.

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