Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Bow Ties with Black Beans

I got this one from a menu-mailer I use to subscribe to. I can't recall for sure which one it was, but my husband and 12 year old LOVED this one! My twelve year old ate three servings that night and enjoyed it for lunch the next day as well!
12 oz Bow Tie Pasta
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 bunch green onion, thinly sliced
2 1/4 teaspoons cumin
2 1/4 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 cans black beans drained and rinsed
salt to taste
pepper to taste
12 cherry tomatoes, rinsed and halved
3 tablespoons fresh cilantro
Cook pasta according to directions.
While pasta is cooking, heat the oil in a saucepan over medium heat, add green onions and cumin and cook for 2 minutes, remove from heat and stir in the lime juice.
Add the beans and salt and pepper, toss to coat(this salsa can be made and refrigerated for up to one day in advance)
Just before draining the pasta, measure 1/2 cup of the cooking water into the black bean salsa. Drain the pasta, return it to the saucepan and add the bean mixture.
Cook over medium heat until the sauce is boiling and thick enough to lightly coat the pasta. Remove from heat and stir in cherry tomatoes and cilantro. Serve immediately.