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Black Bean-Pasta Cancun (Cooking for 2)

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  • 25 min prep time
  • 25 min total time
  • 9 ingredients
  • 2 servings
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Take a Cancun trip for two without leaving home! This easy pasta salad combines pasta, black beans and all the flavors of Cancun.

Ingredients

2
cups uncooked radiatore (nugget) pasta (4 oz)
1
can (14.5 oz) Muir Glen™ organic fire roasted diced tomatoes with green chilies
1
cup Progresso™ black beans (from 15-oz can), drained, rinsed
1/2
teaspoon grated lime peel
1/4
teaspoon ground cumin
1/4
bell pepper, cut into 2x1/4-inch strips
2
tablespoons fat-free sour cream
2
lime wedges
Cilantro leaves, if desired

Steps

  • 1 Cook and drain pasta as directed on package, omitting salt.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 2-quart saucepan, heat tomatoes to boiling. Stir in pasta, beans, lime peel, cumin and bell pepper. Reduce heat to low; cover and cook 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until hot. Garnish with sour cream, lime and cilantro. Squeeze lime over pasta.
  • 1 Cook and drain pasta as directed on package, omitting salt.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 2-quart saucepan, heat tomatoes to boiling. Stir in pasta, beans, lime peel, cumin and bell pepper. Reduce heat to low; cover and cook 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until hot. Garnish with sour cream, lime and cilantro. Squeeze lime over pasta.

Expert Tips

Black beans are loaded with fiber—the soluble kind that helps to lower blood cholesterol. Start slowly so you have time to get used to more fiber.

Diced tomatoes with chili spices or garlic and onions can be substituted for the tomatoes with green chilies.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
430
Calories from Fat
20
% Daily Value
Total Fat
2g
3%
Saturated Fat
0g
0%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
120mg
5%
Potassium
460mg
13%
Total Carbohydrate
83g
28%
Dietary Fiber
14g
56%
Sugars
7g
Protein
18g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
30%
30%
Vitamin C
35%
35%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
25%
25%
Exchanges:
4 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
5 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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