Pasta with Black Beans and Artichoke Heart


1 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/8 tsp black pepper
1 garlic clove; minced
1 can of black beans-drained and rinsed
1 can of artichoke hearts-rinsed, drained and quartered
1 cup green onions-sliced
1/2 tsp dried basil
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
2 cans (15 oz ) whole tomatoes; undrained and chopped
4 cups cooked pasta


  1. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add green onions and saute 5   minutes.
  2. Add oregano, basil, black pepper, cayenne pepper, garlic and tomatoes.
  3. Cover and simmer additional 10 minutes.
  4. Add beans; cover and simmer an additional 5 minutes.
  5. Combine bean mixture, cooked pasta and artichoke hearts in a large bowl. Mix well.
  6. Serve warm.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION: A serving size equals 1 cup.

Calories: 120
Fat: 2 grams
Protein: 5 grams
Carbs: 21 grams
Cholesterol: Zero!
Sodium: 330 mg
Fiber: 3 grams