Bean Fajita Bucatini

Add this Tex Mex inspired pasta to your dinner repertoire for a delicious and satisfying meal any night of the week.

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Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 6 oz Italpasta Tradizionale Bucatini
  • 1 tbsp Italpasta Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 cup canned mixed beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup red pepper, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt and pepper, each
  • 2 cup spinach
  • 1 cup fresh tomatoes, diced
  • 1/4 avocado, ripe, pitted, peeled and sliced
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • 2 tbsp fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  • 2 lime wedges

Instructions

  • Prepare pasta according to package directions; drain and reserve 1/4 cup (60 mL) cooking liquid.
  • Meanwhile, heat oil in skillet set over medium heat; cook beans, onion, red pepper, garlic, chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper for 3 to 5 minutes or until vegetables are slightly softened. Stir in spinach; cook for about 1 minute or until starting to wilt.
  • Add pasta, reserved cooking liquid and diced tomatoes to skillet; cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until pasta is well coated and tomatoes are heated through.
  • Divide between 4 plates. Top with avocado and feta. Sprinkle with cilantro. Serve with lime wedges.

Tips

Transfer any leftovers to a large ramekin. Sprinkle with shredded Tex Mex cheese and bake until heated through and cheese is melted.

Nutritional Analysis

Calories: 300kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 430mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 5g