Vegan pasta with kale and butter beans for lunch on Meatless Monday

As the temperature drops, it's smart to blend your leafy greens with something a little more substantial to stave off the cold. Butter beans and pasta are two good options -- you can use rice or quinoa if you're gluten-free, and cannelli or kidney beans are also good substitutes for butter beans. This recipe was adapted from Moosewood New Classics (which uses broccoli rabe instead of kale).

See also: - Southwestern-style quinoa salad for a lunchtime protein punch on Meatless Monday - White beans and kale with parsnips on Meatless Monday - Mediterranean pasta salad for a lighter meal on Meatless Monday

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