Southwestern Pasta -- Practically Fat Free

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Mirj2338

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.

Top Review by BogeysMom

Excellent vegetarian meal. The chilies add just the right amount of spice. I would imagine chicken would be an easy addition as well.

Ingredients Nutrition


  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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