Glad weekend! Whereas I hope you could have a while to spend in your kitchen getting ready scrumptious issues within the subsequent two days, I do know that the everyday Monday by way of Friday grind doesn’t permit for a lot leisure time cooking. You’re already conscious that I’m a giant fan of meal prep to make your week low on stress and excessive on vitamins and taste, however generally you continue to want a fast and budget-friendly weeknight meal. That’s the place this black bean pasta salad with a easy vegan romesco sauce is available in! Add this stuff to this weekend’s grocery record and get to creating this delish dish in your busiest day this coming week.
Funds-Pleasant Meal Prep
I initially created this recipe as a part of a Recipe Redux to offer you a budget-friendly recipe for beneath $3 per serving. With grocery costs persevering with to rise, I figured it is a nice time to republish this simple and reasonably priced recipe! Typically, a plant-based weight-reduction plan can assist scale back whole grocery prices considerably by together with extra legumes and grains that are cheaper than animal proteins like meat and cheese.
With just some staple meals objects, this budget-friendly black bean pasta salad recipe creates some wonderful taste! For much more reasonably priced meal concepts, take a look at my put up on Funds-Pleasant Meals for Athletes.
15 Minute Meals
So long as you prep your beans forward (or use canned), this black bean pasta salad recipe takes solely so long as it takes your range to boil water, plus 6-10 minutes to cook dinner the pasta and 1-2 to combine all the components collectively. Whereas the pasta is cooking, you may whip up the romesco within the meals processor, warmth up frozen greens, and measure out the black beans. Then stir collectively and serve!
Searching for simpler weeknight meals that come collectively in quarter-hour or much less? Try the recipes under!
Black Bean Pasta Salad Recipe
Athlete tip: Whereas every serving of this recipe incorporates 18 grams of protein, utilizing Banza chickpea pasta or the same legume-based pasta will enhance content material to round 26 grams.
Black Bean Pasta Salad with Spicy Cashew Romesco
This hearty black bean pasta with vegan cashew romesco sauce is full of plant-based protein and makes sticking to your meals finances simple.
- 8 oz rotini noodles
- 2 cups black beans (prepped from dry)
- 2 cups frozen spinach or kale
- 1 cup roasted pink peppers
- 1/2 cup unsalted cashews
- 1/2 – 1 jalapeno
- 3 cloves garlic
- 1/8 – 1/4 cup contemporary cilantro
- 1/4 tsp salt
Boil water in a medium stockpot earlier than including pasta and cooking based on bundle directions.
In a separate smaller pot, boil one cup water with 1/2 cups cashews to rapidly soak them.
In one other small pot, add 2 cups of frozen greens and warmth on medium.
Whereas pasta and greens are cooking, measure your 2 cups of black beans.
Pressure pasta when completed and blend with black beans and greens in a serving bowl.
Whereas pasta is cooling, add garlic, roasted pink peppers, cilantro, salt, and cashews (drained) to a meals processor or prime quality blender and pulse till clean.
Combine romesco (cashew and pink pepper sauce) with the pasta and beans and serve.