Black Beans & Tomatoes Pasta (Gluten-Free, Vegan)

Published on Sep 24, 2018

  by   Kristina Stosek

9 reviews

Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes Serves: 4
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Today, I’m sharing a quick and easy recipe for Gluten-Free Pasta with Fresh Parsley, Cherry Tomatoes, and Black Beans. This vegan pasta dish is not only gluten-free but also packed with wholesome ingredients that come together beautifully to create a satisfying meal.

Parsley Black Beans & Tomatoes Pasta, gluten free

A Fresh and Flavorful Gluten-Free Pasta Dinner

Pasta dishes are loved for their simplicity and versatility, and they are often budget-friendly. This recipe is no exception. You can use any gluten-free long pasta such as spaghetti, linguini, fettuccini, or pappardelle. Fresh parsley, cherry tomatoes, and black beans add vibrant colors and flavors, while garlic, extra virgin olive oil, basil, and chili pepper flakes bring depth of taste.

Let’s dive into how to make this mouthwatering Parsley Black Beans & Tomatoes Pasta step-by-step.

You will need

  1. gluten-free long pasta
  2. extra virgin olive oil
  3. fresh parsley
  4. garlic, herbs and spices
  5. cherry tomatoes, halved
  6. black beans

Prepare the Pasta: 

Bring a large pot of well-salted water to a boil. Add the gluten-free pasta and cook until al dente according to package instructions. Reserve half a cup of the pasta water before draining.

Prepare the Sauce: 

While the pasta is cooking, heat olive oil in a large non-stick pan over medium heat. Add chopped garlic and sauté for about 1 minute until fragrant.  Stir in the chopped fresh parsley and cook for 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until the parsley is wilted and aromatic.

Add Seasonings and Tomatoes: 

Stir in dried basil, chili pepper flakes (adjust to your spice preference), and halved cherry tomatoes. Then season with salt to taste. Cook for an additional 2 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld together.

Add Black Beans and Pasta: 

Add the cooked black beans to the pan and heat through for about 2 minutes. Add the cooked pasta with half a cup of the reserved pasta water. Gently toss everything together until the pasta is well coated with the sauce and heated through.

black beans pasta on a plate, gluten free


Can I use a different type of gluten-free pasta? 

Yes, feel free to use any gluten-free long pasta that you prefer or have on hand. Just adjust the cooking time according to the package instructions.

Can I substitute the black beans with another type of bean? 

Absolutely! Cannellini beans or kidney beans would work well in this dish. You can also omit the beans entirely for a lighter version.

Spice level

The spice can be adjusted to your preference. Start with small amount of chili pepper flakes and add more if you like it spicier.


  • Herbs: If you don’t have fresh parsley, use fresh basil or a combination of fresh or dried herbs such as thyme and oregano.
  • Tomatoes: If cherry tomatoes aren’t available, you can use grape tomatoes or diced Roma tomatoes.
  • Protein: Instead of black beans, try cooked chicken, shrimp, or tofu for a protein boost.

Parsley Black Beans & Tomatoes Pasta, gluten free vegetarian recipe


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Gluten-Free Parsley Black Beans & Tomatoes Pasta: Recipe Review

This plant-based gluten-free pasta dish has received rave reviews for its fresh flavors and ease of preparation. The combination of garlic, parsley, and tomatoes creates a fragrant base, while the black beans add a satisfying texture and protein punch. Perfectly seasoned with basil and chili flakes, every bite is a burst of Mediterranean-inspired goodness.

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