Let’s Try Vegan! 25-Day Nutrition Challenge

Black Beans

(Haitian Style: Saus Pwa Nois)

Recipe type: Main/Side

Cuisine: Vegan

Serves: 6 – 8

What you’ll need:
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 shallot minced
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1 lbs dried black beans, rinsed
  • ½ tablespoon finely chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • ½ vegetable bouillon cube
  •  Salt, to taste
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 8 cups of water
How to make it:
  1. In a stock pot,  boil water and beans until al dente (to reduce cooking time, soak beans overnight). You may need to add water to the beans as they boil.
  2. Strain water from beans and reserve. Take 3/4 of the beans and add to a blender to puree using a cup of reserved water.
  3. Strain the puree, returning it to the beans left in the pot.
  4. In a warm skillet add 1-2 tbsp olive oil, saute your onion, shallots, green onions, garlic, vegetable bouillon cube until fragrant. Add to pot.
  5. Add water as needed, adjusting salt & pepper to taste. Cook on low heat for an additional 10 minutes stirring as needed.
  6. Serve with cilantro lime or plain brown rice. Add tomatoes, sauteed onions, and peppers, corn, and lettuce for a yummy vegan bowl.

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