Oriental Noodle Toss with Black Beans

The sesame oil really makes this. Excellent as a main dish or as a side dish to grilled or broiled salmon steak.

Serve warm or at room temperature.

Put a large pot of water on to boil.

1 T sesame oil
2 T tamari or soy sauce, reduced-sodium
1/2 tsp ginger (fresh grated is best)
8 oz thin spaghetti or other noodles
1 can (15 oz) black beans, rinsed & drained
3 green onions, tops & bottoms chopped
1 pkg (10 oz) frozen pea pods or snow peas

Stir together in a medium-large serving bowl.  As soon as water boils, stir in pasta and set timer for 6 minutes (9 minutes if not using a thin pasta).  Add to bowl.  When timer sounds, add pea pods or snow peas to boiling noodles for 1 minute.  Drain.  Toss with beans and sauce.  It's mealtime!