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Southwestern Pasta -- Practically Fat Free

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“Pasta, salsa, chiles, black beans, it's a great combination. No added fats, and if you are food combining, it's a great carb meal if you use whole wheat pasta.”
READY IN:
30mins
SERVES:
8
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In large pot, bring 4 quarts of water to boil.
  2. When the water boils, add the salt and pasta, stirring to prevent sticking.
  3. Cook until al dente, stirring occasionally, about 11 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile in medium saucepan, combine salsa, chilies, and black beans.
  5. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until mixture simmers but does not boil.
  6. Continue to simmer over very low heat.
  7. Scoop out half cup pasta water and reserve.
  8. Drain pasta and transfer to serving bowl.
  9. Add salsa-bean mixture and toss to coat.
  10. Add green onion, toss to mix.
  11. If it seems dry, add some of the reserved pasta water.

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