- 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
Prepare your BB-Spaghetti according to the package directions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.