Chinese Five Spice Pasta with Fava Bean Salad


  • Pasta 16oz
  • Olive oil 2 tbsp
  • Baby Bella mushrooms 8 oz sliced
  • Baby Spinach 5 oz
  • Chinese Five Spice powder 1 tsp
  • Garlic 2 tbsp
  • Red pepper flakes 1 tbsp
  • Sangria Tomato Medley 1 cup cut in halves
  • Small Fava beans 1 can
  • Small English cucumber 1 cut into cubes
  • Lemon juice 1 tbsp
  • Cilantro 1 tbsp
  • Sea salt
  • Crushed black peppercorns 1 tbsp


  • Cook pasta according to box directions.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Serve pasta with salad.
Chinese Five Spice Pasta with Fava Bean Salad
Fava Bean Salad
Chinese Five Spice Pasta

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