• Print This Post Print This Post Spicy Southern California Black Bean Spaghetti Salad: Pasta made from black beans and topped with all sorts of fresh chopped vegetables makes this a light summer vegan dinner choice. Two kinds of mild dried chiles are the foundation for the spicy sauce that brings out all the flavors.

    We relish our fresh vegetables in Southern California, and are truly spoiled by the bounty available in our grocery stores.

    Bell peppers, zucchini, spinach, cucumbers, and avocados…always California avocados! They’re everywhere, and we use them to full advantage. Every meal is better when strewn with fresh vegetables!

    We also like to watch our waistlines, and so the bean pastas on the market now are an easy swap for traditional white noodles, with all plant-based protein and lots of fiber. They’re gluten-free and non-GMO, too.

    They allow us the fun of our summer pasta salads without the extra calories.

    This Spicy Southern California Black Bean Spaghetti Salad uses black bean pasta, which resembles regular pasta but has 25 grams of protein and 12 grams of fiber in each serving, so it will fill you up but not bloat you. Continue Reading…

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