Ingredients Edit


Directions Edit

  1. Preheat broiler.
  2. Mix peppers, fennel bulb and some of the tops, tomatoes and basil in a bowl; spread vegetables evenly over large baking pan.
  3. Generously spray, broil until vegetables soften and blacken slightly, stirring occasionally, about 15 minutes.
  4. Combine beans, crushed red pepper and lemon juice or vinegar in a large serving bowl.
  5. In a small pan, toast the fennel seeds until they darken a few shades; add to the bean mixture.
  6. Add boiled vegetables, hot pasta and cheese to bean mixture; toss well.
  7. salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Sprinkle with reserved minced fennel leaves.
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