18 minutes
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Ingredients for 4 people
  • Spaghetti
  • 1 box (8 oz) Black Bean Spaghetti
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ¾ small red onion, finely chopped
  • ½ jalapeño pepper, ribs & seeds removed and minced (for spicy, add the whole jalapeño)
  • 3 cups cremini mushrooms, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 ears fresh sweet corn, boiled and cut off the cob
  • 1 red bell pepper, ribs & seeds removed and chopped into ½-inch pieces
  • 1 14.5 -ounce can diced fire-roasted tomatoes
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ tablespoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon oregano
  • Pinch of cayenne
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup chopped green onions
  • Avocado crema (recipe below)
  • Optional: ½ cup of shredded monterey jack and a lime, for serving.
  • Optional: 1 can of black beans, drained and rinsed
  • Avocado crema (recipe slightly adapted from Shared Appetite)
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • ½ cup greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 large clove garlic
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Preparation 10 minutes + 8 minutes cooking
  1. Click Here to Read How To Toss It All Together! Thanks Sarah!
  2. Bring a pot of water to boil to cook the noodles.
  3. Prepare the avocado crema (recipe below).
  4. Add mushrooms, jalapeño, and garlic and cook a few minutes until the mushrooms begin to sweat.
  5. Add the corn, fire-roasted tomatoes, black beans (optional), paprika, chili powder, cumin, oregano, cayenne, and salt, and cook for about 4-5 minutes, until the water from the tomatoes begins to cook off and the sauce thickens a bit. Taste and adjust seasoning to taste.
  6. Meanwhile, cook the Explore Cuisine Black Bean Spaghetti in boiling water for 8 minutes. Drain.
  7. Divide the noodles between 4 plates, top with sauce, and drizzle with avocado crema. Sprinkle fresh green onions and monterey jack (optional) on top. Serve with lime wedges
  8. Avocado Crema: Toss all the ingredients in the food processor and blend until smooth. (Yup, that's all!). You'll likely have leftover crema that you can dip chips in too!