(The recipe I am going to share is an adaption from Tammy’s Recipes – Tomatoes and Black Beans over Pasta.)
Today has been so dreary! It’s almost impossible to get a good picture in my poor-windowless-kitchen, so I resorted to setting my plate on my air conditioner for this picture. 😛
On Sunday, I got some tomatoes from Walmart for $0.99/lb – priced matched from Meijer this week. Barilla pasta is also on sale at Meijer this week, 10/$10, so I picked up some more of my favorite kinds! (Barilla pasta is the best brand I’ve tried.)
Some of you may be looking at that picture sceptically. I admit, my husband was the same way. He asked with some concern, “Did you make up this recipe?” to which I replied, “No, it’s almost exactly like something I had at Tammy’s house a long time ago.”
So here’s how I made it –
Combine in medium bowl:
2 tomatoes, diced (or more, but that’s all I had!)
1 can black beans, drained (or use some dried beans you revived, if you plan ahead!)
about 1 tablespoon olive oil
about 1 tablespoon lemon juice
about 1/4 cup Italian dressing
salt & pepper to taste
granulated garlic & onion to taste (or fresh, if you’ve got it!)
Next, cook your favorite kind of pasta. I chose penne. After pasta is drained, run cold water over it until it’s cool.
Finally, serve with bean/tomato mixture over pasta.
For the record, my husband did like this dish. 🙂 It was quick, easy, and it seems to me like it’d be healthful. 😉