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Protein Packed Black Bean Stew

Rich and spicy, this stew is loaded with protein, fiber, and minerals, making it a complete, nourishing vegetarian meal that is ready in less then 30 minutes.
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Vegetarian
Servings: 2
Author: The Awesome Green


  • 3 cups cooked black beans
  • 1 yellow onion finely diced
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 cup low sodium vegetable stock
  • 1 green bell pepper finely diced
  • 1 small jalapeno diced
  • 1 celery stalk diced
  • 1 lime juice only
  • 1 small bunch fresh mint chopped
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 cup yellow cherry tomatoes diced
  • 2 tsp coconut oil
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • To serve:
  • 1 avocado peeled and sliced
  • 1 organic egg from free range chickens boiled for 4 minutes
  • 2 scallions diced
  • 1 small red onion diced
  • 2 tbsp organic yogurt mixed with 1/2 tsp cayenne


  • Heat the coconut oil into a medium pot, add the onion, green bell pepper, celery stalk, jalapeno and cook for five minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Add the cherry tomatoes and cook for five more minutes.
  • Add the cooked black beans, vegetable stock and cumin, mix to combine and bring to boil over medium heat.
  • Simmer for ten minutes, then add the lime juice, fresh mint, ground black pepper and garlic, stir to incorporate and turn off the heat.
  • Mash a few black beans with a fork, and mix to incorporate (this step will thicken the stew).
  • Divide into serving bowls, and serve warm with boiled egg halves, avocado slices, red onion and diced scallions.