(Haitian Style: Saus Pwa Nois)
Recipe type: Main/Side
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:
- 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.
- 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.
- Strain the puree, returning it to the beans left in the pot.
- 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.
- Add water as needed, adjusting salt & pepper to taste. Cook on low heat for an additional 10 minutes stirring as needed.
- Serve with cilantro lime or plain brown rice. Add tomatoes, sauteed onions, and peppers, corn, and lettuce for a yummy vegan bowl.