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Vegetarian Fideos

vegetarian fideos
  • (3 Tbsp.) extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • (8 oz.) whole-wheat angel hair pasta, broken into 2 in. pieces
  • (2 cups) green beans, cut into 1 in. pieces
  • (1 medium) onion, diced
  • (4 cloves) garlic, minced
  • (2 medium) tomatoes, diced
  • (1 cup) corn kernels, fresh or frozen (thawed)
  • (1/2 tsp.) dried oregano
  • (2 cups) “no-chicken” broth or vegetable broth
  • (1/2 tsp.) salt
  • (1/2 cup) finely shredded Cotija or Asiago cheese
  • (2) scallions, sliced
  • Lime wedges

Vegetarian Fideos

A vegetarian version of a traditional Spanish pasta dish, with toasted whole-wheat angel hair.

Preparation Time
About 25 minutes
Cook Time
About 20 minutes


  1. 1Place a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add 2 Tbsp. oil. When hot, add pasta and cook 2-3 minutes. Set aside.
  2. 2Place pan back over medium heat and add 1 Tbsp. oil. When hot, add green beans, onion and garlic. Cook 3-5 minutes, stirring often.
  3. 3Stir in tomatoes, corn and oregano, cook another 1-2 minutes. Add broth, salt and toasted pasta, increase heat to High and bring to a boil.
  4. 4Once boiling, cover and cook on medium-low 10 minutes. Top with cheese and scallions. Serve with lime wedges.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1 1/2 cups

Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories 443
  • Total Fat 17 g
  • Total Carbohydrate 64 g
  • Protein 16 g
  • Cholesterol 13 mg
  • Sodium 672 mg
  • Fiber 12 g

Additional Information

Recipe Category: Dinner

Recipe Subcategory: Pastas and Pizzas

Recipe Ethnicity: Mexican/Southwestern

Dietetic Info:
  • Glycemic Index:
  • Gluten Free: No

Vegetarian/Allergen Info: Contains Dairy

NOTE: Glycemic Index Scale: Low=0-55, Medium=56-69, High=70 or greater.