Oh the wonderful things that can come from a fridge full of salsa, like my Skinny Fiesta Pasta which has this Texan staying in for dinner (for once). I really can’t avoid baskets of chips for long. Abuelo’s is for sure my fav, by the way. What’s yours?Behold, the world’s yummiest pasta, with a kick! And if you’re really cool and adventurous and not super, duper busy, homemade pasta is totally the way to go. Here’s what you’ll need . . .
Favorites? I love this cooking set from Anthropologie. Not only is it beautiful, but every pot and pan is the perfect size. I also love that ravioli cutter. There’s nothing like homemade pasta. And finally, please, someone, buy me that gray dining set. My birthday’s in June 😉
- 2 cups egg noodles, 1/2 package ThinSlim Foods low-calorie/low-carb pasta or 1/2 cup brown rice noodles (130 - 210 calories)
- 2 tablespoons fat-free sour cream (20 calories)
- 2 tablespoons salsa of choice (approximately 10 calories - I use Trader Joe's Autentica)
- 1 tablespoon yellow corn (8 calories)
- 1 tablespoon black beans (15 calories)
- Optional: 1 tablespoon sliced black olives (20 calories)
- Optional: 2 tablespoons sliced avocado (30 calories)
- 1/2 cup fat-free cheddar cheese (90 calories)
- Pinch of salt
- Pinch of cilantro
- Pinch of jalapeño pepper flakes
- Bring 2 cups of lightly-salted water to a boil on the stove.
- Once boiling, pour in pasta and allow it to cook for approximately 8 minutes, stirring often.
- Once pasta has cooked, drain water but keep pasta in stove. Mix in corn and beans and bring heat to a simmer.
- Add in sour cream and salsa, stirring so that all pasta is covered in sauce.
- Sprinkle in cheddar cheese.
- Turn off stove and allow cheese to melt slightly.
- Allow pasta to cool and top with avocado slices and black olives if desired.
- Add seasonings and serve.
By the way, if you’re an avocado person, which I’m so not, you’ll love this. And if you’re not an avocado person, of which I’d have to agree with you, then you’ll still love this recipe. Why? Because. It. Is. All. About. Flavor. And these flavors go together so beautifully. I’m a real sucker for this recipe. I think Abuelo’s should sell it on its menu.