Clean Eating Black Bean Pasta Salad Recipe

Clean Eating Black Bean Pasta Salad

A deliciously different option for pasta night!

Course Main Course, Pasta
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Yield 6 servings
Calories 142 kcal
Author The Gracious Pantry


  • 2 cups dry black bean penne pasta
  • 2 medium garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onions
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes (cut in half)
  • 1/4 cup fresh, chopped cilantro (loosely packed)
  • 1/2 medium avocado
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • grated parmesan cheese for garnish
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  1. Cook the pasta to package directions.

  2. While the pasta cooks, sauté the garlic and onions in the olive oil until the onions are translucent and the garlic just begins to brown slightly.

  3. Strain the pasta and rinse with cold water to stop the cooking. Transfer to a medium mixing bowl.

  4. Stir the cumin into the pasta.

  5. Once the garlic and onions are done, quickly add the pasta and cherry tomatoes to the pan, keeping the heat at a medium level, and stir briefly to combine and coat the pasta in garlic and onions. (do this for no longer than 1 minute at most. You don't want to cook the tomatoes.)

  6. Return the pasta to the mixing bowl and stir in the cilantro, avocado, and season to taste with parmesan, salt and pepper.

Recipe Notes

Please note that the nutrition data below is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.

Nutrition Facts
Clean Eating Black Bean Pasta Salad
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 142 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Sodium 7mg0%
Potassium 152mg4%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 165IU3%
Vitamin C 6.8mg8%
Calcium 23mg2%
Iron 1.7mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.