Easy everyday food // Pasta with spicy black bean tomato sauce
Hi lovelies, I am finally ready with a another dish in my little “Easy everyday food” series, where I share some of my go-to beyond easy meals that I usually find too simple to share here on the blog. It is those kinds of meals are usually the ones that ends up saving the day when I am stressed, tired and strapped for time, so I hope you can find some inspiration in them for those kinds of days.
This time I am sharing my recipe for black bean spicy tomato sauce, it is one of my go-to meals when I haven’t gone grocery shopping in a while – which happens surprisingly often even though I am a foodblogger ;) I usually always have the key ingredients in my cupboards and most of the other ingredients can easily be replaced with whatever you have on hand. I usually never measure anything and I just use whatever I have in my fridge and cupboards, which is what makes this dish so perfect when you haven’t gone grocery shopping in a while. The most important thing is to make sure you have cans of crushed tomato and black beans on hand and then most of the other ingredients can quite easily be replaced with what you have :)
1 can of crushed tomatoes
2 tablespoons tomato puree
1 onion or leek, chopped
2 cloves of crushed garlic or garlic powder
1 teaspoon coconut sugar
Veggies – I usually add 1-2 carrots and/or 1/2 – 1 red bell pepper
Lots of spices, I usually add 1/2 teaspoon paprika, 1/3 teaspoon cayenne pepper or 1 fresh red chili pepper, 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin and a handful fresh basil or a little dried basil.
If I have any on hand, then I like to add a little oat cream, regular cream or coconut cream.
1/2 can of black beans
Toppings – whatever greens I have available, if any, or a little bit of grated parmesan.
Serve it with your favorite kind of pasta or quinoa etc.
Start by adding a little olive oil to a saucepan and sauté the chopped onion, crushed garlic, chopped carrot and red bell pepper – or whatever veggies you have available. Then add the crushed tomato, the tomato puree, the coconut sugar and the spices. Let it simmer for 15 minutes and then add the black beans and a little cream or parmesan cheese if you’d like, let it simmer for a couple of minutes. Serve the black bean tomato sauce with pasta or quinoa and your favorite greens, enjoy!