Caramelized Black Bean "Butter"

Caramelized onions lend the black beans an intriguing sweetness and complexity, which is highlighted by balsamic vinegar and cocoa. Spread on a sandwich of sliced ciabatta with grilled vegetables and arugula. It's also great with baked tortilla chips.

Yield: 3 cups (serving size: 1 tablespoon)
Recipe from Cooking Light

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 17
  • Calories from fat: 2%
  • Fat: 0.4g
  • Saturated fat: 0.1g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.2g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Protein: 0.7g
  • Carbohydrate: 3.1g
  • Fiber: 0.8g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 0.2mg
  • Sodium: 48mg
  • Calcium: 7mg

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 cups chopped onion
  • 2 (15-ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

Preparation

  1. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion; sauté 10 minutes or until golden. Place onion, beans, vinegar, cocoa, salt, and paprika in a food processor; process until smooth. Place bean mixture in a bowl. Sprinkle with parsley.
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