Fresh From Florida Sweet Corn Tomato and Black Bean Pasta Recipe #FOLLOWTHEFRESH #IC #AD

Fresh From Florida Sweet Corn Tomato and Black Bean Pasta Recipe #FollowTheFresh, #IC, #ad

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Fresh From Florida Sweet Corn Tomato and Black Bean Pasta Recipe

I have been going meatless 1 to 2 days a week for a few years now.   I can’t quite give up my love for steak but I do realize that going meatless has its perks.  By buying the freshest produce as I can from Fresh From Florida farmers, I feel like I’m not only giving my family the healthiest vegetable choices, but I’m also counting on the fresh taste to win them over on my meatless days.  I think you will see from my below recipe using Florida fresh vegetables, that taste gets a 100 on a scale from 1 to 100.  Your family will never even realize that they aren’t getting meat.

Today’s magic has already been created by Fresh From Florida so there’s not ANY thinking on my part, just a whole lot of warming up (did I mention it’s freezing here today which is why I’m cozying up to my stove?  Yes!  In April.).  All I have to do is follow directions.  How easy is that? Even the aroma of my dish is warming me up.

If you are not familiar with Fresh From Florida *gasp,  unheard of* let me fill you in before getting started on my dish creation.  I grew up on a farm and I married a farmer.  So, I can tell the difference in fresh vegetables and not so fresh vegetables.  Over the years I’ve learned to follow the fresh.  Florida farmers make it easy for everyone to eat fresh produce year-round.  You’ll have to check with your favorite shopping site to see what is in season when you go shopping.

At our local Piggly Wiggly, tomatoes and sweet corn on the cob just came in and I stocked up.  They sell fast because I live in a small farming community.  Those who don’t farm know where to get the freshest of the freshest produce.

Fresh From Florida Sweet Corn Tomato and Black Bean Pasta Recipe #FollowTheFresh, #IC, #ad

Other goodies that are in season right now include:

Bell Peppers
Sweet Corn

I enjoyed my first watermelon of the year recently and I have to say that it is our most purchased fruit.  It goes with any and everything or nothing at all.  It complements meals as well as smoothies, don’t you agree?  But enough of that, I’m sure you’ll want to purchase all of the in-season goodies on your next shopping trip.

Back to my recipe.  You can find this one and more on the Fresh From Florida recipe page.

Fresh From Florida Sweet Corn Tomato and Black Bean Pasta Recipe

3 ears fresh Florida sweet corn, kernels cut off the cob
1 pound pasta (corkscrew), cooked as directed on package, drained and cooled under running water
1 can cooked black beans (15 ounces), drained and rinsed
2 cups fresh Florida tomato, diced
1/2 cup fresh cilantro, rinsed and chopped plus more for garnish
1/2 cup half-and-half
4 cloves fresh garlic, peeled and minced
1 teaspoon cumin, plus more to taste
1 teaspoon chili powder, plus more to taste
1 lime, juiced
1 teaspoon vegetable or olive oil
sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste

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Preheat a large sauté pan over medium heat.
Add vegetable or olive oil to the preheated sauté pan.
Add the corn kernels and cook them for 2 to 4 minutes until they start to get some color.
Add the black beans, garlic and diced tomato to the sauté pan.
Cook ingredients for about 3 minutes until the tomatoes soften and release juices.
Add the cumin, chili powder, lime juice and half-and-half.
Continue to cook ingredients and bring to a boil.
Add the cooked pasta and cilantro.
Continue to cook ingredients until the pasta is heated throughout and the sauce has started to slightly stick to the pasta.
Taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.
Remove pasta from heat and serve hot.
Garnish with any extra fresh cilantro.

Fresh From Florida Sweet Corn Tomato and Black Bean Pasta Recipe #FollowTheFresh, #IC, #ad

Fresh From Florida Sweet Corn Tomato and Black Bean Pasta Recipe #FollowTheFresh, #IC, #ad

Fresh From Florida Sweet Corn Tomato and Black Bean Pasta Recipe #FollowTheFresh, #IC, #ad

Fresh From Florida Sweet Corn Tomato and Black Bean Pasta Recipe #FollowTheFresh, #IC, #ad

Fresh From Florida Sweet Corn Tomato and Black Bean Pasta Recipe #FollowTheFresh, #IC, #ad

Fresh From Florida Sweet Corn Tomato and Black Bean Pasta Recipe #FollowTheFresh, #IC, #ad

What ingredient or ingredients would you add to this recipe to make it your own? Hey, it’s okay to make it as is because I can go ahead and tell you it’s perfect. Do you have a favorite Fresh From Florida vegetable or recipe?

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  1. My family are obsessed with pasta dishes so I am always looking for different ways to serve it, I love the sound of this dish.

  2. This looks like it would be an amazing pasta dish! I am definitely going to be making this.

  3. I’ve been wanting a good black bean and corn recipe to put on my fish tacos. This one sounds perfect.

  4. This looks so good! I always have so many black beans in my pantry but never know what to do with them! I love pasta too, so this looks like something we might really like! We’ll definitely have to try this recipe out, thanks for sharing!

  5. This looks really yummy and interesting too. I like corn in any way. I make many things but this is a new form of it. I will try this.

  6. This is an interesting recipe I would surely like to try. I love corns, so always happy to learn a new recipe in which I can add corns.

  7. This looks absolutely divine! My husband is a huge fan of pasta and vegetables. He would love this dish.

  8. This looks delicious! I’m crazy about corn, so I’m sure I’d love this. I’ve never thought to put beans and pasta together, but now I’m itchy to give this a try!

  9. This is like a Mexican Italian fusion…sort of. I Think I’m going to try it.

  10. I’m a fan of anything that says pasta on it! 😁 This looks easy to put together. I might try this! ☺️

  11. This dish looks amazing. I love pasta and I am always looking for new recipes. I ill be making this soon

  12. This looks delicious! These are m favorite flavors together, so I definitely will be making this recipe!

  13. We love pasta at home. And finding a new recepi is something good for our palate. Thanks for sharing

  14. I took note of the ingredients and procedure. I would want to make a similar one this weekend. I just need to visit the grocery for a few ingredients. Thanks for the share.

  15. I’m actually drooling. This looks so delicious. I will definitely be trying this recipe later one.

  16. This looks amazing. I have been looking for new pasta recipes for lunch at work, and this sounds perfect!

  17. OH my goodness. This sounds so delicious! I love these kinds of recipes. Something that I think I may be able to make!! 😉

  18. This looks very good for a summer evening. I agree with Dana, I’d probably sautee those veggies with the garlic! My sister is vegan and this also looks like a great recipe to pass on to her! Thanks!

  19. It looks like a wonderfully delicious blending of flavors you have here. i wouldn’t have thought to use beans here but I can see how they work and would be a great protein to go with the dish.

  20. This sounds like a great recipe, very fresh and perfect for the rising temperatures of spring. I like the idea of going meatless for one or two days a week as well.

  21. I am so happy this recipe is meatless. I am not eating meat for a while so this is perfect for me right now!

  22. We have been eating a more plant-based diet and I am always looking for new recipes.

  23. I never thought to make a pasta dish like this. I’m not going to lie it sounds a bit odd, but I want to try it and I know It will love it!! I will let you know how it goes!!

  24. definitely trying this one soon

  25. Woooo, this looks delicious! It must taste really refreshing. I just checked my fridge and I have all the ingredients! Going to try this tonight!

  26. Now, this sounds like a delicious recipe. I have to admit I do like the odd meat-free meal and this sounds wonderful, definitely something I need to try for myself at some point.

  27. My family loves sweet corn – My mom tried to cook feed corn once and that was hilarious (its the type grown as food for animals) – I think this dish looks delish

  28. This looks delicious!! I’ll have to try out this recipe, thank you 😉
    Xo, Sondra

  29. This looks like such a pretty summer dish to dig into! The fresh ingredients are also a plus because it’s good for you as well 🙂 Thanks for this post Hunn 🙂

  30. This looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  31. I think black beans are my favorite bean. This dish is similar to how I enjoy my beans.

  32. This recipe looks so delicious!!! I love all the pictures too. Those are so helpful to follow along.

  33. Sounds like an interesting dish to make! I’ll have to try it. I’d probably sautee those veggies in garlic and oil first…it’s the Italian in me.

  34. Yum! I also like to go meatless one day a week. I will definitely be adding this recipe in on some of my meatless days!

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