Friday, May 7, 2010

Fiesta Black Beans


Rounding out this week's Cinco de Mayo meal is this easy-to-prepare, light and flavorful dish of Fiesta Black Beans!  As you may recall, these beans were also accompanied by these Creamy Chicken Enchiladas and this Mexican Fried Corn.  The three dishes, together, brought some substantial individuality to the meal but also provided a nice combination of textures and flavors together.

These black beans are so simple to whip up, especially on a whim, and require hardly any effort at all.  And the best part is the flavor that comes from it!  With little work and such wonderful reward, why wouldn't you make this dish?! 

Easily enough, they could stand on their own as a main dish.  You can also alter them to your liking, making it as hot as you want and as flavorful as you prefer.  Topped off with a dollop of sour cream and you, my friends, have perfection....

Fiesta Black Beans

1 - 15oz. can Black Beans, rinsed and patted dry
1 Lg. Tomato, diced
1/2 cup Red Onion, diced
1 Sm. Jalapeno, diced
1/2 Lime
1/4 cup Fresh Cilantro, chopped
Sour Cream

Pour black beans into a small serving bowl.  Add in tomato, onion and jalapeno; mix gently to combine.  Squeeze the juice from half of a lime and stir to incorporate.  Add in cilantro and season with salt and pepper to taste; mix until blended.  Serve cold with sour cream.

Yield: 4 Servings
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