Tex-Mex beans on toast

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Preparation and cooking time

  • Prep:10 mins
  • Cook:15 mins
  • Easy
  • Serves 1

A simple solo supper made from storecupboard black beans and Mexican spices. Serve with avocado and yogurt

Nutrient Unit
kcal 598
fat 25g
saturates 5g
carbs 72g
sugars 19g
fibre 24g
protein 29g
salt 3.1g


  • 400g can chopped tomato
  • 2 spring onions , whites and greens separated, both finely sliced
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp mild chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp brown or barbecue sauce
  • 400g can black bean , drained and rinsed
  • 2 slices of your favourite bread
  • 1 small ripe avocado
  • few good squeezes of lemon or lime juice
  • big dollop of natural yogurt
Quinoa, squash & broccoli salad


  • STEP 1

Tip the tomatoes, spring onion whites, spices and brown sauce into a saucepan. Bring to a simmer and bubble for 10 mins.

  • STEP 2

Stir in the beans with some seasoning and heat through for 5 mins. Meanwhile, toast the bread, then chunkily dice half the avocado and mix with a squeeze of lemon or lime juice.

  • STEP 3
Squid & pinto bean stew with garlic toasts

Squash the remaining avocado over one of the pieces of toast, and sandwich with the other. Sit on a plate and top with the hot chilli beans, followed by the diced avocado and a dollop of cooling yogurt. Scatter with the spring onion greens and tuck in.

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