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Black Bean Soup | Frijoles Negros


Move over pinto beans, there’s a new legume in town! Black beans offer a unique protein-fiber combination that cannot be found in meat or any other food group. Commonly prepared in southern Mexico and the Caribbean, it is about time we shine the spotlight on this nutritious legume.

My mother prepares black beans once in a blue moon and for some reason, they really captured my attention while I was conducting thesis research in Oaxaca. There they are seasoned with dried avocado leaves, which impart a distinctive anise-like flavor. Since avocado leaves may not be readily available in all of our kitchens, I have developed a recipe that we can all prepare and enjoy. So join me in welcoming the protein-packed black bean to Lola’s Cocina!  Read More…