Let’s Eat: Black Bean Spaghetti with Rapini


Spaghetti has been everyone’s go-to quick meal for ages. Black bean spaghetti is equally quick and equally tasty. The noodles are a gluten-free alternative to traditional spaghetti that are rich in iron and high in protein and fiber, making it a healthy substitute. The brand of organic black bean spaghetti noodles I use is from Explore Asian, a company that specializes in gluten-free pasta. You can get them at Costco!

These noodles can be cooked like a traditional spaghetti dish with marinara sauce; but this time, I decided to coat the noodles with a simple garlic and oil sauce. I paired the noodles with sautéed rapini (also known as broccoli rabe), but you can also use broccoli, broccolini, salad, or whatever you want as a side dish.


  • Black bean spaghetti noodles
  • Rapini
  • Olive oil
  • Garlic
  • Basil
  • Salt
  • Pepper


  • Boil noodles in pot.
  • In a pan, sauté rapini in vegetable oil and garlic.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • In a separate pan, cook garlic in olive oil on medium heat.
  • Stir in basil for two minutes.
  • Add salt and pepper.
  • Drain noodles.
  • Pour garlic and oil sauce over spaghetti noodles.
  • Serve noodles on top of rapini.
By all means, feel free to add your own peppers, sauces, or garnishes to the noodles. I only composed the simplest dish.
If you try this, let me know what you think! Bon Appétit!

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