black bean

Four Bean Salad

This dish comes together in minutes, and is a perfect balance of healthy fats, protein and fiber.  Our toddler loves it, too!   Courtesy of my sweet Aunt Sharlene. 

 
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4 cans beans, any variety, drained and rinsed (I usually do chickpea, black, kidney and green)
1 chopped purple onion or 1 large shallot
1 chopped sweet bell pepper (red, yellow or orange)

Dressing:


2/3 c balsamic vinegar

1/3 c olive oil
Healthy squeeze of honey


Serves 8.

Black Bean Burger

I have been on a mission to find a great staple bean burger recipe for a while. It turns out to be so simple, that I must have overlooked it all along. Double this recipe, and freeze these guys to have on hand--they are worth it!!



What You'll Need:

2 can black beans, rinsed and drained

1 c gluten free rolled oats
1/4 c onion, minced
1/2 Tbsp chili powder
1 large egg
salt and pepper

Pulse oats in a food processor until fine. Add most of the beans (reserving about 1/2 cup), puree until smooth.

Transfer to a large bowl.. Add egg, spices & remaining beans.

Divide into 4 equal patties. 

Cook in a warm skillet until browned (about 4 minutes each side).. These grill well too!

Serve with your favorite fixings. I love mine open faced with sauteed spinach, pickles, fresh tomato, sprouts and avocado. 



Serves 4.