For this pasta dish I whipped together a sauce that is a bit out of the ordinary for a pasta sauce. It was an experiment of throwing some ingredients together and it turned out pretty darn good. I used my favorite veggie pasta, but any pasta will work for this dish. I also used green beans to add a fresh crunch to the dish.
Ingredients: (serves 2-3)
2 Cups cooked pasta
2 Cups fresh green beans, cut into 1 inch pieces
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
2 Teaspoons Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 Tablespoons olive oil
3 Tablespoons Pasta Sauce
Cook pasta and set aside. In a medium non stick sauce pan, sautee green beans with salt and pepper until bright green and slightly crispy.
While that is cooking, prepare sauce. In a small bowl whisk together mustard, cinnamon, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, and olive oil.
Add sauce to green beans and allow to simmer for a few minutes. Add pasta and toss.
Add pasta sauce to pan and mix in. Allow it to come to a simmer.
Serve sprinkled with your favorite Parmesan cheese.