Friday, June 3, 2016

Beans on the Side

These are low sodium black beans, heated with a little soy sauce and cumin.  Add beans to a summer buffets served in oven- and microwave-safe ramekins.

Fill each with 1/3 -1/2 cup hot beans.  Give them a reheat in the microwave just before setting out on a tray.

Garnish with sour cream, cilantro and a little hot sauce or set up a "bean bar" to let people add their own toppings.

Perfectly portioned and fiber rich, a bean side dish goes with grilled anything, especially if some tacos or tortillas are part of the menu.

Some other bean sides for the season, perfect for Father's Day and Graduation Parties...
  • Swap out different beans to suit your menu
    • Baked beans (serve with hot dogs and hamburgers)
    • Chili beans (serve with grilled steak)
    • White beans, rosemary and olive oil (Serve with grilled salmon or trout)
    • Channa Masala (serve with tandoori grilled chicken)