Courgette Pasta with a Mexican Bean Sauce

If you haven’t experienced the culinary delights of a spiralizer yet then this is the recipe to bring you on board! It is such a great way to bring a bit of variety to meal times and you can easily head over to my website and get one for yourself today! I love to spiralizer courgettes, not just because of the great texture and shape that it produces but also, of course, for the fantastic nutritional value of these vegetables. Courgettes are incredibly low value at just 17 calories per 100g and contains absolutely no saturated fat or cholesterol. Eating courgettes without peeling them is always the best option as there is a great amount of dietary fibre to be found close to the peel. Additionally, they are abundant in potassium, vitamin A and vitamin C, not to mention moderate amounts of folate, zinc, manganese, iron and thiamine!

To make this dish for two to three people, you will need the following ingredients:

2 courgettes – in long thin strips (best to use a spiralizer or a mandolin)
2 spring onions
1 red pepper
100g of baby spinach
1 tin of black beans, drained and rinsed
A handful of coriander – chopped
1 corn on the cob
1 Tbsp. smoked paprika
1 lime

Courgette NoodlesThe first and most enjoyable part of cooking this meal is to spiralize the courgette and put to one side in a large bowl. Next, finely slice the spring onions and cut the core from the red pepper and dice into 1 cm cubes. You must also shred the spinach with your hands and roughly chop the coriander.  Place the corn vertically on your chopping board and run your knife downwards to remove the corn pieces.

Next, over a medium to high heat, add the beans to a large skillet with the smoked paprika and a dash of olive oil. Mix well for two minutes. Then, in the same pan, add the corn and cook for five minutes before you then add the chopped spring onions and red pepper. Again, cook for a further five minutes and then add the spinach and coriander. Stir the contents of the skillet well until the spinach begins to wilt. You can then remove from heat and add to the courgette noodles.  Mix well and dress with the juice of your lime and finally, enjoy!

You can discover more fun meals like this one in my cookbook – SUPERFOODS – The Flexible Approach to Eating More Superfoods – Now available in the US too!


19 Comments Add yours

  1. thehungrymum says:

    I was literally just talking about spiralizers with my friend! Need to get my hands on one of these!

    1. juliemontagu says:

      You won’t regret it! 🙂

  2. I’ve been making this dish with quinoa but have yet to try it with noodles!

  3. OH!!!! this looks delicious!! 🙂 thanks

  4. Mike says:

    I’ll be in to sample this hahaha

  5. ALLURE says:

    Omg I just bought the spiralizer and it seriously tastes so good! Thank you a lot I love mexican food but I’m still very new to making it 🙂

  6. Thank you for sharing another yummy sounding recipe 🙂

  7. Reblogged this on Not Just Tofu and commented:
    Being that my husband and I have given up processed carbs for dinner, I have been using both zucchini and squashes to make noodles. It’s affordable, neutral and pretty much fool proof for even the most beginner of cooks. The trick is not to salt them until the very end because it will draw out their natural liquids. Second, don’t overcook them because they will turn to mush. A quick saute or raw is the best way to have them. Use them in stir fries or in pasta dishes. Explore away; I will with this dish.

  8. IMAGINE says:

    This recipe looks DELICIOUS! I love my spiralizer 🙂 I was wondering if you let people guest post on your blog…I have a few recipes I’d be interested in sharing

  9. I’m waiting for my spiralizer to arrive, look forward to trying courgette pasta

  10. Must buy myself a spiralizer already! Great recipe.
    Nora @

  11. shataufan says:

    Will definitely try this recipe.

  12. Nena says:

    Been wanting to try veggie pastas and I just bought my spiralizer last week! Great recipe:) might just try it

  13. M E Cheshier says:

    This looks amazing!

  14. M E Cheshier says:

    Reblogged this on Travels with Mary and commented:
    This looks amazing!

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