Starting with delicious plant-based protein, lots of fibre and antioxidant at breakfast is the best way to set your energy up for the day. And so many times, I hear: “I’m tired of eggs and avo”. Here is a really simple and delicious recipe that will fill you up, enlighten your taste bud, and nourish your gut: the perfect way to start a busy day!!! And the good news is: you can prepare it in advance and eat it cold or warm.
* 2 shallots finely diced
* ½ – 1 green chili, chopped (optional)
* ½ – 1 teaspoon ground cumin
* ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika
* 1 x 400 g or 1 cup drained tin black beans (see notes)
* 1 ripe tomato, chopped or handful cherry tomatoes halved
* 1 bunch coriander and a good grind of black pepper
1- Sauté onion in a pan over medium heat with a little olive oil. Add the chili, cumin, and smoked paprika. Cook the spices for a minute, stirring them through the onion.
2- Add black beans and tomato and toss through. Cook until hot and beans start to collapse slightly. Add a small splash of water if needed to moisten.
3- Season with a little sea salt and black pepper then fold through some chopped coriander.
4- Divide between 2 serving bowls. And enjoy with your choice of extras such as chopped avocado, a squeeze of lemone and a little yogurt.
Canned Black beans (canned and dried) are now available in most supermarkets or health food stores. Rinse thoroughly your beans before using them.
Other beans can be used in place of black beans. Try back eyed peas, red kidney beans, or adzuki beans.