Black Bean Pasta with Spinach

    Black Bean Pasta with Spinach

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    35min


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    Whole wheat pasta with a nutritious sauce of spinach, broccoli and tomato and tinned black beans. You can use other beans if you can't find black.

    Ingredients
    Serves: 8 

    • 500g whole wheat fusilli pasta
    • 1 1/2 cups (375ml) vegetable stock
    • 125g fresh spinach, chopped
    • 1 medium red onion, chopped
    • 1 clove garlic, chopped
    • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
    • 400g tin black beans, drained and rinsed
    • 150g frozen broccoli
    • 3 small tomatoes, diced
    • 4 tablespoons freshly grated parmesan (optional)

    Directions
    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Cook pasta according to packet instructions then drain and set aside.
    2. In a large saucepan over medium heat, bring the vegetable stock to a boil. Reduce heat, and add spinach, onion, garlic, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper. Stir in the black beans and broccoli. Continue to cook and stir 5 to 10 minutes.
    3. Add the tomatoes and continue cooking 10 minutes, or until all vegetables are tender. Serve over the cooked pasta. Sprinkle over parmesan if desired.

    Tip:

    Black turtle beans, or simply 'black beans' for short, are especially common in Latin American cuisine. High in fibre and packed with nutrients, they're a healthy addition to any dish. If you can't find tinned black beans, use dried.

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    Used different ingredients. I did this differently but it was really good. I used 250g pasta, aout 1/2 cup chicken stock, and also halved the spinach (used frozen), but I kept the entire can of black beans, used a whole head of broccoli, and used a medium can of spicy diced tomatoes in place of the fresh chopped tomato. I also added some crushed red capsicumin addition to the other seasonings. We really liked this as a main dish. - 29 Sep 2008

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    Altered ingredient amounts. This was really delicious. Even my roomate, who is a meat-and-potatoes person, loved it. The flavours blended so well... I am DEFINITELY making this agian. I used frozen spinach, chicken stock, and extra garlic. I also forgot to add the tomatoes (oops!), and it was still excellent. - 29 Sep 2008

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    Used different ingredients. I did as another reviewer suggested and added oregano and chilli powder and upped the cayene. Great flavour. Will definitely make this again, thanks for the great recipe! - 29 Sep 2008

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