Cumin-Scented Black Beans With Cilantro

Cumin-Scented Black Beans With Cilantro Recipe

Photo: Leigh Beisch

Add flavor to canned black beans with tomato, onion, bell pepper, cumin and cilantro and serve as a side dish with your favorite Mexican recipes.

Yield:

4 servings (serving size: 3/4 cup)

Recipe Time

Prep: 20 Minutes
Cook: 15 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 129
Fat 3 g
Satfat 0.0 g
Monofat 1 g
Polyfat 1 g
Protein 5 g
Carbohydrate 22 g
Fiber 5 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 2 mg
Sodium 107 mg
Calcium 50 mg

Ingredients

2 teaspoons canola or olive oil
1 cup chopped red onion
1 cup chopped tomato
3/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 (15-ounce) can black beans, undrained
1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
Reduced-fat sour cream (optional)
Crushed red chili flakes (optional)

Preparation

1. Heat canola or olive oil in a large saucepot over medium heat. Add red onion, tomato, bell pepper, garlic, and cumin. Cook 4 minutes, stirring constantly, until tender.

2. Add beans, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook 10 minutes.

3. Add cilantro and juice, and serve. Garnish with sour cream and chili flakes, if desired.

Note: Nutritional analysis includes Sugars 7g.

Steven Petusevsky,

Health

April 2005
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