Thursday, January 22, 2015

Clams Linguine with Black Bean Pasta

     Life just keeps getting better and better... Clams Linguine with Black Bean Pasta!!!  Filled with protein, fiber and flavor, with out extra empty carbs!!!  This dish can be enjoyed guilt free any day of the week!!!  For a HUGE 1/4 portion it is 295 calories, 8.3g net carbs and 39 whopping grams of protein!!!  (Macro's don't include cheese garnish).  Thank you Black Beans for being a healthy alternative to standard pasta, and for tasting great with every pairing  ;)

Roma Tomato, diced
1 Tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Yellow Onion, diced ( about 6oz)
1 Tablespoon chopped jarred Garlic
Dash Cayenne Pepper
20oz Clams, drain and reserve 1/2 cup juice
1-2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice
1/2 cup shredded Carrots
1/4 cup fresh Parsley, plus extra for garnish
7oz Organic Black Bean Spaghetti
Parmesan Cheese, for garnish

     Dice Tomato, drain on paper towel thru out day.  Add EVOO to skillet, along with Onions, Garlic and Cayenne Pepper til golden brown.  Then add Clams with 1/2 cup reserved juice, Lemon Juice, Carrots and Parsley, simmer 3-4 minutes til juices have simmered down and Carrots softened.  Meanwhile add Pasta to boiling water, and simmer 7 minutes, drain and serve 1/4 Spaghetti with 1/4 Clam sauce.  Garnish with shredded Parmesan and diced Tomatoes.  Enjoy  ;)

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