Chocolate warning: these blackout brownies will satisfy the most enthusiastic chocolate lover! Black beans are undetectable in the batter, giving the brownies added nutrients while remaining indulgently fudgy. A chocolate treat that will become your favorite recipe.
Mexican-inspired Buddha bowl incorporates your favorite mix-and-match salad style with aromatic spiced beans, corn, and fresh salsa. Enjoy with a generous scoop of guacamole for an easy 30-minute meal everyone will love.
Black bean meatballs are a family-approved dinner. Made with wholesome, nutrient-rich ingredients, these tasty meatballs improve all your favorite dinners. Enjoy with zesty marinara sauce over noodles or alone!
Simmer your way into your next meal with this easy, versatile black bean stew. Roughly chopped veggies and creamy black beans are spicy and slow-cooked until tender and flavorful. It goes great over rice!
Feeling ferociously hungry? This black bean chili will stick to your ribs and make you feel warm and comforted. A bubbling pot packed with bold flavors, including bourbon and sweet mango, this black bean chili is everything but average.
A velvety rich black bean soup that packs a punch! This well-spiced soup is loaded with vitamin-rich vegetables and melt-in-your-mouth black beans. A quick pulse in the blender creates a smooth yet chunky texture – so delicious.
The ultimate vegan burger! Made with black beans, jackfruit, TVP, and walnuts, it's unbelievably meaty and packed with 12 grams of protein per patty. With an enticingly sweet and smokey taste, they are a great burger to grill on your next BBQ night.
Skip the soy and make homemade black bean tempeh instead. Using only three ingredients, including a tempeh starter, easily culture your nutritious loaf of fermented soy-free tempeh in a few short days!
Store-bought puffed pastry creates the perfect crispy oven-baked empanada. Stuffed with seasoned black beans and vegetables, these flavorful empanadas are a no-fuss crowd-pleasing meal – enjoyed with fresh pico-de-gallo.
Frito pie is a junk food favorite and it’s a shareable recipe that is perfect for bringing to BBQs, parties, and sporting events. A thick layer of hearty black bean chili is topped with crunchy corn chips and dished up alongside fresh guacamole!
A fun twist on traditional hummus, this black bean recipe incorporates beloved tahini, garlic, and quality olive oil with Mexican-inspired flavors like lime and cilantro. It's a gorgeous dip to dunk fresh-cut vegetables in or to spread on a garden wrap.
Black bean salsa is a delicious fresh side salad perfect for picnics, meal prep, and BBQs. Combining corn, beans, tomatoes, red onion, jalapeno, and fresh cilantro creates a well-rounded and vibrant salsa with a subtle hint of heat!
A one-pan comfort meal, this ultra cheesy Mexican-inspired black bean casserole will have you licking your plate clean! Black beans are stewed in a rich tomato sauce and sprinkled with flavorful vegan cheese. The melted cheese and rich beans create a comforting combo you will crave!
Make a simple Mexican-inspired pasta salad with fiber, protein, and fresh vegetables using just seven ingredients. This uncomplicated recipe is kid-approved and meal-prep friendly. An enjoyable fusion of Italian and Mexican ingredients!
20 Easy Vegan Black Bean Recipes (Savory & Sweet!)
Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Black beans take center stage in these mouthwatering recipes. This selection includes desserts, casseroles, Mexican-inspired favorites, and burgers, all made from an affordable staple ingredient! The following vegan black bean quesadillas are a great quick meal idea.
Black Bean Quesadillas
1 tbsp olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 small zucchini, chopped
1 small onion, diced
1 small jalapeño seeded and diced
1 tsp cumin, ground
Pinch of cayenne pepper
1 cup cooked black beans, drained
Salt & pepper to taste
2 avocados, mashed
Place a large skillet over medium-high heat and add the olive oil.
Once hot, add garlic, onion, zucchini, and jalapeño. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Add all of the spices (cumin, cayenne, salt, paprika) and black beans.
Stir to combine, then remove from heat and add fresh cilantro if wanted.
Spread ¼ of the mashed avocado onto half of a tortilla. Top with the bean and vegetable mixture and fold the tortilla. Repeat with the remaining ingredients.
Place a lightly greased skillet over medium heat and cook the tortillas for 3-5 minutes each. Once brown and crips, flip to cook the other side. Enjoy!
Feel free to use chili powder instead of cayenne.
Olive oil can be replaced with water or vegetable broth for fewer calories.
Find 20 more easy vegan black bean recipes in the article above!
Alena Schowalter is a Certified Vegan Nutritionist who has been a vegetarian since childhood and vegan since 2012. Together with her husband, she founded nutriciously in 2015 and has been guiding thousands of people through different transition stages towards a healthy plant-based diet. She’s received training in the fields of nutrition, music therapy and social work. Alena enjoys discussions around vegan ethics, walks through nature and creating new recipes.