I saw this recipe in the E2 book and was very intrigued. Because I love all things Mexican inspired, I added a ton of my own favorite flavors, completely hijacked the recipe and made it my own. I hope you love it as much as I do.
This is a third meal created from the black beans we soaked and cooked at the beginning of the week. It was so fantastic to be able to create a new dish without the hassle of cooking the beans or even the rice. All I had to do was experiment and thats the fun part.
This spread came out so beautifully that I have had a black bean sandwich with fresh veggies, avocado and chili sauce for three days straight and I am already looking forward to tomorrows lunch.
The tomatillo,cilantro and fresh lime juice are divine in this spread. If you like jalapenos, throw them in…want more spices or different ones, do that too. It is a blank slate just waiting for your whimsy.
Black Bean Spread
By S. Duquet Inspired by the Engine 2 Diet
2 C black beans If using canned, rinse and drain first (I used soaked and cooked dry black beans)
1 clove of garlic
1 Tbsp ground cumin
juice of two limes
1 roasted poblano with black skin taken off and seeded
1 Tsp apple cider vinegar
1/8 Tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 yellow pepper
1/2 c cooked brown rice
1 C cilantro
Make It Happen
~Put all ingredients in a food processor or blender and blend until smooth and creamy, adding a smidge of water if necessary.
~To roast the pepper I used tongs and turned it slowly over the gas burner on my stove top until it was blackened all around. You could also rotate it under the broiler for a similar effect or of course, on the grill. Run the blackened pepper under cold water and peel off the skin, core and seed.
This is the perfect spread for wraps, or as a dip with tortilla chips or on a bun with veggies and grilled cactus. This is a must have for your healthy, compassionate fridge. I used a whole wheat wrap and filled it with raw spinach, cilantro, yellow peppers, 1/4 avocado, carrots and the black bean spread. Yum.
You know I love cooking, but food this good that is prepared in a food processor is pretty wonderful.
Have a delicious day.
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