Black beans

    Looking for black bean recipes? We have loads of ways to use black beans, also called black turtle beans. Black beans are full of fibre and nutrition, and make a great addition to bean salads, chilli con carne, Mexican dishes and more.

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    1272 reviews

    This black bean salad is healthy, fresh and colourful, and includes a very tasty lime dressing. It's super easy to make, and perfect for picnics or packed lunches.

    Recipe by: Jen

    1434 reviews

    Black beans, salsa, vegetable stock and cumin are puréed into this delicious, low fat soup that is high in fibre. Serve with a dollop of soured cream or yoghurt and a sprinkling of spring onion.

    Recipe by: Maryanne

    549 reviews

    Houmous made with black beans for a delicious twist. Serve with toasted pitta bread triangles and Kalamata olives.

    Recipe by: Jen

    765 reviews

    This isn't your usual chilli con carne. Black beans and turkey mince make for a delicious twist on the classic. This hearty soup is an easy - and healthy - way to feed a crowd, and also freezes well. Top with grated Cheddar.

    Recipe by: Rebecca Slone

    82 reviews

    Try this hearty and fragrant combination of black beans, spices, a splash of balsamic vinegar and vegetables. Great with plain rice or even on a jacket potato.

    Recipe by: Dick

    31 reviews

    A dip low in fat and calories, but with loads of flavour. Let the dip chill so the consistency thickens and the beans have time to meld with the spices. If you can't find tinned black beans, use dried or a tin of refried beans instead.

    Recipe by: dramstad

    165 reviews

    A wonderful Mexican-inspired salsa, full of black beans, sweetcorn, tomatoes and onion. I can never make enough when I have a party. Chill 24 hours before serving if you have time and serve with tortilla crisps.

    Recipe by: REBECKAH MACFIE

    732 reviews

    If you replace the flour with pureed black beans, you get delicious, dark, moist bownies that are gluten and dairy-free, too.

    Recipe by: elizabeth

    54 reviews

    This lasagne is a delicious meatless dish. It's not the usual Italian-inspired lasagne, but one with an American Southwest twist. Vegetarians will adore this recipe! This lasagne can be frozen unbaked and kept for up to a month. Simply thaw in fridge overnight and bake as stated in the recipe.

    Recipe by: Chris J

    16 reviews

    You can't go wrong with this recipe. Serve this refreshing summer soup chilled with tortilla crisps and a dollop of yoghurt on top.


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