Spicy Black Beans with Garlic and Cumin

This spicy black beans dish is a warming hearty vegetarian meal with great benefits for digestive health. Black beans contain a high proportion of resistant starch meaning it passes through the small intestine undigested having very little impact on blood sugar levels but in the large intestine has the benefit of being a food source for our gut bacteria.


Recipe by Heather Richards
Serves - 2
Prep. Time - 5
Cooking Time - 20


  • 1 red onion chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic chopped
  • ½ tbsp cumin
  • 1 green chilli
  • ¼ tsp cayenne chilli pepper
  • Sea salt to taste
  • Olive oil for cooking
  • 1 tin black beans drained and rinsed
  • 400g cherry tomatoes halved (or 1 tin chopped tomatoes)


  • Cook the onion, garlic, cumin, chilli (remove the seeds if you don’t want it too spicy), cayenne pepper and sea salt in olive oil until onion has softened
  • Add cherry tomatoes and black beans. Leave to simmer until the tomatoes break down. Add a small amount of water if necessary

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