Chinese Five Spice Pasta with Fava Bean Salad
"This a a super healthy light pasta dish flavored with Chinese five spice powder along with fresh vegetables and served with a bean salad. Its quick and delicious."
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Prep time 10mins
Cook time 25mins
Serves or Makes: 2-3


  • 16 ounces pasta
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 8 ounces sliced Baby Bella mushrooms
  • 5 ounces Baby Spinach
  • 1 tsp Chinese Five Spice powder
  • 2 tablespoon garlic
  • 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 cup cut in halves Sangria Tomato Medley
  • 1 can Small Fava beans
  • 1 cut into cubes small English cucumber
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro
  • sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon crushed black peppercorns


  • Step 1

    Cook pasta according to box directions.

  • Step 2

    For the Fava Beans Salad: Mix rinsed beans with chopped cucumber, 1 tbsp garlic, 1 tbsp olive oil, salt, pepper, lemon juice and cilantro. Keep aside.

  • Step 3

    For the pasta: Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a cast iron pan. Add 1 tbsp chopped garlic and red pepper flakes. Cook for a couple of seconds. Add mushrooms, sauté for a minute. Add halved tomatoes, five spice powder, and baby spinach. Mix in cooked pasta. Cook for a minute. Turn the heat off.

  • Step 4

    Serve pasta with salad.