Black beans are the powerhouses of the legume family. Small and shiny with a subtly sweet, mushroom-like flavour, these small and dark beneficial beans are regularly listed as ‘superfoods’ due to their high protein and fibre content.
Black beans are often combined with grains like brown rice or quinoa, seasoned with onions, garlic and spices and served as a side dish or topped with a medley of perfectly cooked vegetables. Whether bought canned or dried, the water used to store or cook the beans can be added to dishes for extra earthy flavour or mixed with a crumbled bouillon cube for a simply delectable soup base.
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