For a noodle recipe that’s truly unique, grill up some merguez! It’s a zesty red sausage with lots of flavor and it works perfectly when paired with tasty, fiber-filled legumes and fettuccine. Work in a spiced broth, and you have a dish that is anything but boring!

Directions:
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the fettuccine according to package directions. Drain and reserve.

Heat a grill pan or outdoor grill on high. Cook merguez until nicely charred on all sides, about 5 minutes. (Sausage doesn’t need to be cooked through.) Allow to cool while preparing the broth.

Heat a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the vegetable oil and onion and cook until starting to brown (about 3 minutes). Add the cumin and garlic and cook until aromatic (another 30 seconds). Stir in the lima or fava beans, chicken broth, and sriracha. Bring to a simmer.

Chop the merguez into ½” dice and add to pot along with the fettuccine. Simmer for 5 minutes in order to let the flavors to come together. Stir in cilantro.

Taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper. Divide mixture between 4 bowls.

An exclusive PastaFits.org recipe.

Makes 4 servings.

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