Tomatoes and Black Beans over Pasta

Tomatoes and Black Beans over Pasta

A spicy combination of tomatoes, black beans, and garlic, served over hot pasta


4-6 servings


3 large tomatoes, diced
3 cups cooked black beans, drained
1 small clove fresh garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1 can Rotel*
juice of one lime
1 large jalapeno**, chopped
2 cups (uncooked) tube pasta


1. Combine all ingredients, except pasta, and allow to sit at room temperature for 30 minutes to allow flavors to combine.

2. Cook pasta according to package instructions. Drain, and serve tomato and bean mixture over hot pasta.

Tomatoes and Black Beans over Pasta
Additional Notes: 

*I used homemade salsa, approximately 1 cup.

**I didn't use this much. Vary amount depending on your personal preference.

My friend Sheri gave me this recipe, years ago!

Preparation Time: 

10 minutes

Cooking Time: 

20 minutes (pasta)

Tammy's Review: 

This is a delicious quick summer meal! I think the tomato and bean mixture tastes wonderful, and the pasta just accents the flavors! This is very easy to make. It's also very economical, especially if you cook your own dried black beans to use in it. This recipe is a great main dish or side dish. When served cold (leftover), it's like a nice pasta salad! My rating: 10/10


Please see the recipe above for my complete review! Thanks! ~Tammy


Of course, I can never just leave a rrecipe alone :). SKipped the jalapeno completely, didn't add nearly as much tomatoes. I did add a whole bunch of fresh chopped cilantro though. This made it more a Black Bean Salsa type recipe. So it was yummy over the pasta & very good as a chip dip or over nachos! YUM!


This didn't look very good to me, but after a few bites I was hooked! It wasn't all that spicy, but it had just the right amount of seasoning to make a delicious light lunch.


Something just didn't seem to "click" with this one. The flavor was good, it certainly was quick and easy!, but somehow the texture with pasta didn't seem right. My husband preferred it with corn chips!


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