black beans

Mexaroni

1 lb. quinoa macaroni noodles
2 cups black beans
4 oz. olives without pits
4 medium sized tomatoes
1 green bell pepper
4 cloves garlic
2 tbsp. chili powder
½ tsp. chipotle powder
3 ears corn
1 bunch cilantro
Sea salt and pepper to taste

Optional: Jalapeno peppers or even habanero peppers—thinly slice these and sprinkle them right on top to dial up the heat. These are also great soaked overnight in a bit of apple cider vinegar with a pinch of sea salt.

Step 1) Cook pasta as directed.

Black Bean and Avocado Salad

2 cups black beans
2 avocados
1 medium tomato
1 small red onion
1 bunch cilantro
2 cloves garlic
1 lemon
1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
Sea salt and pepper to taste
Optional: Thinly sliced jalapenos or habanero peppers to add some HEAT.

Step 1) In a bowl, add the beans, avocados, and tomatoes.

Step 2) Finely mince the garlic, onion and cilantro, add this to the bowl.