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Black Bean Penne Pasta with Mixed Vegetables.

  • 1 (15 oz) can
    black beans
  • 1 medium
    carrot
  • ¼ lb
    cremini mushrooms
  • 1 clove
    garlic
  • ¼ small bunch
    Italian (flat-leaf) parsley
  • 2 oz
    Parmesan cheese
  • 5 oz
    penne pasta
  • 1
    tomato
  • 1 medium
    yellow onion
  • 1 medium
    zucchini squash
  •  
    basil
  •  
    black pepper
  •  
    extra virgin olive oil
  •  
    oregano
  •  
    salt
  •  
    thyme
  • 1
    Fill a large pot halfway with water, cover, and bring to a boil. Uncover, add pasta, and stir for a few seconds. Cook until desired firmness, 8-10 minutes. Drain pasta and return to pot; set aside.
    5 oz penne pasta
  • 2
    Wash and dry the fresh produce.
    1 medium carrot
    1 tomato
    1 medium zucchini squash
    ¼ lb cremini mushrooms
    ¼ small bunch Italian (flat-leaf) parsley
  • 3
    Drain and rinse the beans in a colander; set aside to drain further.
    1 (15 oz) can black beans
  • 4
    Peel the carrot and onion. Slice the carrot into ¼-inch rounds and the onion in half and then into thin half moons; transfer to a medium bowl.
    1 medium yellow onion
  • 5
    Thinly slice the mushrooms; add to the bowl with the carrot and onion.
  • 6
    Trim and halve zucchini lengthwise, then slice crosswise into half rounds; add to the bowl with the veggies.
  • 7
    Preheat a skillet over medium-high heat.
  • 8
    Peel and mince garlic.
    1 clove garlic
  • 9
    Once the skillet is hot, add oil and swirl to coat the bottom.
    1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 10
    Add veggies to the skillet along with the garlic and spices; cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are crisp tender, 5-6 minutes.
    ¼ tsp basil
    ¼ tsp oregano
    ¼ tsp thyme
    ¼ tsp salt
    ⅛ tsp black pepper
  • 11
    Meanwhile, small dice the tomato and grate the Parmesean.
    2 oz Parmesan cheese
  • 12
    Shave leaves off the stems of the parsley; discard the stems and mince the leaves.
  • 13
    When the veggies are done, stir in the beans, diced tomatoes, and oil; cook an additional 2 minutes.
    1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 14
    Add vegetables and beans to the pot with the pasta and toss gently to combine.
  • 15
    To serve, divide the pasta and vegetables between plates and top with Parmesean cheese and parsley. Enjoy!