Black Bean Spaghetti for the Whole Family #meatless #glutenfree

Black Bean Spaghetti for the Whole Family #meatless #glutenfree

Black Bean Spaghetti for the Whole Family

The nutritional facts are hard to believe, until one realizes that this spaghetti really isn’t pasta at all, but black beans masquerading as noodles.

Black Bean Spaghetti is made from 92% black beans and 8% water and has 25 grams of protein and 12 grams of fiber in every serving. Generally, dried pastas have 5 to 7 grams of protein and 2 to 3 grams of fiber per serving. Black bean spaghetti’s taste is mild while the tooth is delightfully chewy.

The whole family will benefit from organic noodles packed with higher protein and fiber, and lower net carbs. Cook the spaghetti about seven minutes then plate two ways: A buttery-cheesy “caterpillar” will appeal to the kids while black bean spaghetti topped with a complementary avocado mash and fresh salsa will be a big hit with the adults.

Black Bean Spaghetti Recipes

 Cheesy Black Bean Spaghetti Caterpillar For Kids

Cheesy Black Bean Spaghetti Caterpillar For Kids

Toss black bean spaghetti with butter and a pinch of salt. Plate spaghetti in a long straight line. (How to make a spaghetti caterpillar here). Top with mozzarella. Place under the broiler until the cheese starts to melt. Sprinkle with Parmesan. Kids love cheesy spaghetti caterpillar. Icky tomato and basil garnish optional.

Black Bean Spaghetti For Adults with Fresh Tomato Salsa, Avocado Mash, Cilantro, Lime

Black Bean Spaghetti Caterpillar with Fresh Tomato Salsa, Avocado, Cilantro, Lime

Avocado Mash:

  • avocado
  • lime juice
  • kosher salt

Use a fork to mash avocado. Season with a squeeze of fresh lime juice and salt.

Fresh Tomato Salsa:

  • 4 red heirloom tomatoes – peeled, seeded
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 jalapeño chile – seeded, rough chopped
  • 3 scallions – trimmed, rough chopped
  • 4 large fresh basil leaves
  • salt to taste
  • splash of olive oil

Place all ingredients in a food processor and pulse to achieve a rustic salsa consistency.

Black Bean Spaghetti Caterpillar with Fresh Tomato Salsa, Avocado, Cilantro, Lime

Composition:

Toss black bean spaghetti with olive oil, a squeeze of lime juice, and salt to taste. Plate spaghetti in a long straight line. (How to make a spaghetti caterpillar here). Top spaghetti with a layer of avocado mash, then top with fresh tomato salsa. Sprinkle with cilantro. Garnish with lime.

Black Bean Spaghetti For Adults with Fresh Tomato Salsa, Avocado Mash, Cilantro, Lime

 

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Cheesy Black Bean Spaghetti Caterpillar For Kids

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