Friday, February 25, 2011

Black Bean Cilantro Pasta

I have a ton of veggies in the fridge that need to be eaten.
I always turn to a pasta dish when this happens.
Its the easiest way to use them up!

I used one of my FAVORITE pasta sauces.
I actually can't believe I haven't posted it yet!
You can also make THIS pasta as well, but I was in the mood for something different.

1 1/2 C Fresh Cilantro
1/3 C Shredded Parmesan
1/3 C pine Nuts (these are pricey, I use sunflower seeds)
1/4 Olive Oil
1/4 C Cottage Cheese
1 Tbl Lemon Juice
1/8 Tbl Cayenne Pepper
2 Cloves Garlic, minced
Put all ingredients in food processor and blend until smooth.
(You may need to add some milk to thin it out just a touch.)

For the Pasta, I cut up some veggies (I just used squash, zuchinni, and tomato) Put on baking sheet, spritz with Olive Oil and a little salt and maybe a touch of Garlic Powder and put in 400 degree oven for about 20-30 minutes.
Cook Pasta while you do this.

When done, combine pasta, the sauce, the veggies, 1 Tbl Chili Powder (optional), 1 can Black Beans. Cook over low heat until all heated through.
You can easily add some shredded,canned, or diced chicken as well!

ENJOY!! My Hubby L-O-V-E-D this!

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1 comment:

  1. Laura--I haven't tried any of your recipes recently, but I just dropped by the blog and this one looks AWESOME--as soon as I saw "cottage cheese" in the sauce ingredients list, I was sold. I'll let you know how it turns out! Thanks for the post!



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