Thursday, February 10, 2011

The Magical Fruit

Good morning! As I promised, I have a guest post for you guys today from Susan over at Oliepants. In case you don't already read her blog, you definitely should because she is very funny and her recipes are DELICIOUS. Have a great day guys!


Hello everyone! I'm Susan and I have a blog over at Oliepants where I rant about my life, my recipes, my thoughts, and my ongoing goal to a healthier lifestyle. I am super excited to guest post for Stephanie as I love her blog and read it daily!

Today, I wanted to offer you a peek into one of my favorite beans - The Black.

This past week, I really did prove to myself that my obsession can be easily enjoyed at breakfast, lunch and dinner. My absolute favorite thing to do with black beans is to make my super easy black bean dip aka The Dip.

Heat up 1 (16 oz) can of black beans, 1/2 cup of salsa (your choice), 1/2 tsp cumin, and 1/2 tsp salt over medium-low heat. Simmer the contents for about 25 minutes, stirring occasionally. You could add cheese if you wanted to the mix. Afterward, you get a delicious and thick dip/spread of black-bean-goodness!

Now you got your base!

Let's start on breakfast:

It all start with a tortilla and The Dip.

Then my favorite breakfast friend:

Can I tell ya?

It's dreamy. It's dark. It's handsome. I could go on with this love-affair.

After you eat this, you will know instantly that you want it for lunch. Well, I did.

Let's get assembling:

Top it with your favorites!

And it's a wrap!

And, I had it for dinner. I'm not ashamed.

- Oliepants aka The Black Bean Battle



What is your favorite bean?


  1. Thanks for sharing this! I too love black beans. Never thought to have them for breakfast, but love the idea of making them into a huevos rancheros-type dish!

  2. hey there! i made a black bean dip last weekend for the superbowl and then used it to make a quesadilla the next day. check it out: quick veggie quesadilla.

  3. Black beans HANDS DOWN. Love them. Last night I had some leftovers of a big pot I made, and I pureed them with a can of tomatoes and some cumin to make black bean soup. SO simple, but totally delicious. I also love them in quesadillas, enchiladas, on sweet potatoes.. you name it.

  4. I would have to say lately it's been white beans! They are deeeeliish in Chili :)

  5. I've made that exact thing but added a cup of soup and make it into black bean soup.

  6. I love the title :)

    Why have I never thought to make black beans like this?? I have one can left in my cupboard, I need to make it count!

  7. Definitely a pinto girl, but I love all beans! I mean, god bless the chickpea. It brings us hummus AND falafel- what a bean!