Black Beans with Red Onion and Tomato + Pepita Lime Cream

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Black Beans with Red Onion and Tomato + Pepita Lime Cream

  • What’s in it?

    Black Beans - ancho chili powder, smoked paprika, cumin powder, cacao powder (optional), onion powder, oregano, salt, black pepper, red onion, black beans (canned), garlic, canned diced tomatoes 

    Pepita Lime Cream - pepitas (pumpkin seeds), fresh lime juice, salt, water

  • Where did I find it?

Clean Food Dirty Girl - Super Easy Bad Ass Black Beans From a Can

The Curious Chickpea - Black Bean Soup with Pepita Cream

  • Why do I like it?

    Being that Clean Food Dirty Girl is one of my favorite sites, it’s not surprising that I loved this recipe! True to their name, these black beans were easy! The addition of the onions, tomatoes and spices gives this recipe a chili type of flavor but much less prep and fuss. It’s a great way to add beans to your meal or even make these the main attraction.

    I wanted a non-dairy cream to serve with the beans that wasn’t cashew based. So I searched and found this recipe. The preparation is simple, the pepitas blend up nice and creamy. Both recipes feature ingredients that you can have on hand.

  • Any recipe notes or tweaks?

    The bean recipe lists cacao as optional, I recommend using it as it adds another level of flavor that is very complimentary to the beans. You can swap out regular paprika if needed. If you don’t have diced tomatoes, you can use strained or whole tomatoes without any problem. I always get tomatoes in glass jars to avoid the problems with cans and aluminum.

    For the cream - don’t forget to soak the pepitas overnight. If you do, you can quick soak them in boiling hot water for an hour or boil on the stove for 10 minutes. Note: I have only made the cream, not the black bean soup which is part of this recipe. I hope to try it sometime!

  • Want the recipe for the beans? CLICK HERE

  • Want the recipe for the cream? CLICK HERE