Pasta and Black Beans

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 391.6
  • Total Fat: 8.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 5.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 69.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 15.9 g
  • Protein: 15.9 g

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Number of Servings: 4


    8 oz pasta, uncooked
    2 Tbsp. olive oil
    1 bunch scallions, trimmed and thinly sliced (green and white parts)
    1 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
    1 1/2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
    1 can (15 oz) black beans, drained and rinsed
    salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
    2 Tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro


Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a medium saucepan. Add scallions and cumin and cook for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the lime juice. Add the beans, salt and pepper and toss to coat.

Just before draining the pasta, measure 1/2 cup of the cooking water into the black bean salsa. Drain the pasta, return it to the pot and add the bean mixture. Cook over medium heat until the sauce is boiling and thick enough to lightly coat the pasta. Remove the pot from heat and gently stir in cilantro. Serve immediately.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MOMRITZ.

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    very good and easy to prepare! - 4/28/09

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    Very Good
    Made a version of this and added broccoli, peppers and onions. Topped with a little parmesean cheese. I left out the lime juice. Delicious and filling. - 8/2/11

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    It tastes so awesome i made it 3 times in one week it was so awesome. - 6/23/10

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    Quick, easy and tasty! I never would've thought to add cumin and lime juice to pasta, but this came out great! I tried adding a little tomato paste to the bean mixture, since I'm so used to spaghetti sauce. - 3/5/10