Black Bean and Noodle Casserole with Feta

One of the great finds from our trip out to the Printer’s Row Book Fair was a copy of The Vegetarian Gourmet’s Easy Low-Fat Favorites. I’m a vegetarian! I like easy! I like low-fat! For 10 bucks you just can’t beat nearly 500 pages of relatively easy recipes that promise you lower-fat alternatives to what’s out on the market. My favorite dish so far, is the one I’m about to share with you. It combines two of my favorite flavors, black beans and feta cheese. What makes this dish so interesting is the combination of the feta cheese with salsa. When the two flavors are blended together in the yogurt, it just hits your tastebuds and says “What’s UP!?” For the noodles, I prefer the Barilla PLUS! noodles, because they’re not as quite as heavy as wheat noodles, and provide a little more nutrition than regular egg-free noodles.