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Quinoa Black Bean Taco Bowl

I love these huge “bowls” for dinner! This one is Mexican inspired with hearty quinoa and black beans on top of crisp lettuce, creamy avocado and all topped with a chipotle lime sour cream!

Black Bean and Acorn Squash Burritos

These are hearty, delicious and protein packed! The acorn squash adds a slight sweetness to the mix of black beans.

Black Bean and Mango Salsa

This is a great salsa to serve over tacos or enchiladas or even as a dip with tortilla chips. The black beans make it a bit more substantial than the average salsa as they are full of protein and fibre! The mango and cilantro add a really fresh nice flavour. This recipe will give you about 3 cups of salsa. This salsa can be made up to 2 days in advance – store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Smoky Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili

There’s just nothing like a big bowl of chilli. In this version, silky sweet potato is paired with hearty black beans. I have given the sauce a South-western twist with cumin and smoky heat from chipotle peppers. Serve it over a big bowl of rice, or on its own with a few tortilla chips.

Snow Pea Shoots, Bok Choy and Tofu in Black Bean Sauce

Snow pea shoots are delicious greens, they are the actual plant that snow peas grow on. You can find them in Asian grocery stores, if you can’t find them replace them with any other green that you like such as beet greens, spinach or swiss chard.

Chinese Broccoli and Bok Choy in Black Bean Sauce

This is a great stir fry similar to what you would find in a Chinese restaurant. You may need to go to an Asian grocery store to find the Chinese Broccoli. Since this dish needs to be served immediately I like to wash and chop all my ingredients in advance and just as I am about to serve I make the stir fry.

Black Bean Soup

This is a traditional Cuban comfort food recipe. The chipotle pepper adds a nice smokey and spicy flavour. I like to serve it along with bowls of chopped cilantro, onions, sour cream and tortilla chips and allow each person to top their own bowl.

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