Sunday, February 20, 2011

Can't decide on Mexican or Pasta? Have both...

There was a pasta dish on the cover of Vegetarian Times in 1997 that featured black beans and cilantro with pasta. I've long since purged the magazine, but I was trying to get something similar. Here's my faked version:
Beany burrito pasta - 2 servings

4 oz angel hair pasta (approx 1/4 package)
1 tsp olive oil
2 cloves garlic
1 TSP chopped green chilies
3/4 cup (about 1/2 can) red kidney beans
1 cup tomatoes chopped with juice
2 TBS fresh cilantro chopped
Squeeze of fresh lime juice

Boil water for pasta and cook according to package directions.

While pasta is cooking, saute garlic and chilies in oil. Add beans and crush a bit. Add tomatoes and juice and simmer a few minutes. Add pasta and stir until coated. Serve and top with fresh cilantro and a squeeze of fresh lime juice.

I did find a link to the original recipe for Southwest Pasta Pg 45 Aug 1997 Vegetarian Times