These cheap little legumes are high in fiber and a good source of plant-based protein—so why aren’t you eating more of them? We’ve got six ways to add them to your diet.
3. Make an Easy Side Dish
So you’re making chicken tonight…again. How about a new side? Heat oil in a pan and add several cloves of fresh, chopped garlic. Sautee the garlic for a minute, and then add in a can of black beans, cooking until beans are heated through. Next, mash with a potato masher, then add about 2 tablespoons of water (enough so that the beans are a spreadable consistency) and a pinch of salt. Get creative and toss in your favorite seasonings, too—cumin, chili powder, and cilantro all work well.
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