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Black beans with cilantro

Add some spice to your next meal with this quick and easy black bean recipe. Black beans are a delicious source of fiber, protein, antioxidants, and carbohydrates, and making them a fantastic addition to any meal. Pair this side dish with any southwest-inspired meal to get an extra punch of flavor. Enjoy!

2 Servings
Preparation time
5 minutes
Cooking time
20 minutes
Total time
25 minutes
1 tsp olive oil
¼ C onion (chopped)
1 ½ clv garlic (minced)
1 C canned black beans (keep liquid)
¼ C cilantro (chopped)
½ tsp cumin
¼ tsp salt

1.  Heat olive oil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, cook for 3-4 minutes until the onions begin to soften.

2. Add garlic to the onion in the saucepan and sauté an additional 1-2 minutes, until fragrant.

3. Add the black beans, cilantro, cumin, and salt to the saucepan. Stir well to combine, then reduce heat to medium-low. Cook for 15 to 20 minutes while stirring occasionally.

4. Taste and adjust seasoning, as desired. Add chopped cilantro on top of final product if desired.

Chef’s Note: optional toppings for the black beans include chopped, fresh cilantro and cotija cheese.

Per Serving: Calories 96.5, Carbohydrates 14.5 g, Protein 5 g, Saturated Fat 2 g, Sodium 146.5 mg, Fiber 5 g, Sugars 0.1 g