Not So Basic Black Beans
Easy to prepare, extremely affordable, and loaded with health benefits for all…
The black bean is a superfood in our book.
And these little gems stretch far beyond a simple side.
They’re a perfect plant-based substitute or supplement to meat in so many dishes… salads, tacos, enchiladas, plant-based bowls, dips, and spreads.
Whether your a vegan, vegetarian, or meat eater… black bean recipes are a delicious and satisfying plant-based protein alternative for main dishes. My husband, “King Carnivore,” is even a fan.
Black Bean Benefits
Looking for foods that help slow the glycemic response?
Plant-based protein and high fiber are a winning combination.
Compared to other plant-based foods, beans contain some of the highest levels of protein.
On the fiber front, black beans are rich in both soluble and insoluble fiber. So you’ll feel full longer… an added benefit.
They’re also high in magnesium which is vital for bone health.
And, they’re a heart-healthy choice, as they lower cholesterol.
Low-sodium, organic canned black beans are the perfect pantry ingredients.
Dry beans are even more affordable than canned.
But let’s face it, sometimes you want a shortcut. Canned beans are quick and easy. And they’re readily available.
This most delicious of black bean recipes is at its best finished with a squeeze of lime juice, a sprinkle of cotija cheese, and fresh cilantro.
We use these beans as our stuffing in our Black Bean and Cheddar Tacos recipe.
We enjoy that recipe on many a Meatless Monday!
Tools for Perfect Black Beans
Other Recipes You May Like