This is the easiest recipe you could ask for, yet packed with flavor, color, and nutrients. It satisfied those taco cravings for sure!
Not only are black beans packed with protein and fiber, but in a comprehensive analysis of diet and cancer done by the American Institute for Cancer Research in 2007, it was concluded that we should eat whole grains and/or legumes with every meal. In the @Blue Zones (the regions around the world where populations live the longest, with the lowest chronic disease rates), an average of a cup of beans/legumes is consumed each day. Why not start boosting your health and disease prevention with some delicious Mexican food?!
1 can black beans, rinsed & drained
1/2 cup salsa
2 green onions, diced
1 tomato, diced
fresh cilantro, rough chopped
salt & pepper
1/4 avocado (optional)
OR 1/2 tbsp olive oil (optional)
1. Combine black beans, salsa, and green onions and a frying pan over medium heat and simmer. No oil!
2. Season additionally as you wish – I use a generous sprinkle of cumin comma a little bit of course sea salt, and black pepper.
3. While it simmers, wash your lettuce & cilantro, dice your tomato, slice your lime…
4. Load your lettuce cups! About 1/2 of the mixture fills four cups (recipe serves 2). Top with tomato, cilantro, and lime juice. Add avocado or a small drizzle of olive oil for healthy fats & vitamin absorption!
*I knew I was having avocado in a dessert smoothie after dinner, so my dinner/photo omitted the fats!*
Approx 320 calories • 50g carb • 15g fiber • 6g fat • 17g protein 💪
What are your other favorite ways to eat beans and legumes? I would love to read your comments!
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