Black Bean Spaghetti +2


  • 1/2 of of the box of Black Bean Spaghetti ( I like Explore Cuisine
  • 1 can of organic artichokes hearts in water 
  • 1 bag of string beans
  • 1/2 of a fresh lemon
  • 1 cup of low sodium organic chicken broth
  • 1/2 tsp of kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp of ground pepper
  • 1 tbs of finely minced garlic 

Step 1

Prepare your BB-Spaghetti according to the package directions.

Step 2

In a small sauce pot heat your chicken broth till it starts to gently simmer. Once those little bubbles start multiplying add your garlic, and the juice from a freshly squeezed half of a lemon. Season your liquid with salt and pepper. Simmer for 10 minutes till all your other ingredients are ready.

Step 3

You have the option to steam your string beans in the microwave or drop them in boiling water for about 3 minutes (your choice). Once cooked set beans aside.

Step 4

Rise and drain the artichokes and set aside. Take out your cast iron skillet and turn up the flame to a medium-high heat. Once you see your first wisp of smoke spray your skillet with some organic spray oil.  Add all your artichokes to the skillet just to get a nice brown/char color to them. Hearing a good solid sizzle is a good sign. Cook for about 3-4 minutes.

Step 5

In a medium bowl add your spaghetti, cooked spring beans, artichokes and pour your simmering chicken broth over all your ingredients and give it a good old fashioned toss. Optional: Add salt and pepper to taste.

Step 6

Serve along side a any lean protein!

NJAPP Pro Tip: Sunday's are typically "Pasta" days in my home. When I am making my red sauce for my family. I make up this black bean spaghetti for myself this way I can still eat "Spaghetti" with the whole crew but in a healthier way. I even got my youngest goose to choose this pasta over the white bleached one (little victories). Plus topping that BB-Spaghetti with my homemade sauce tastes UNBELIEVABLE and filling. Which is a A++ for me.