Meatless Monday Recipe Roundup- Falling for Black Beans

by - Monday, March 19, 2018

Every week we are exploring vegetarian meals for meat eaters. Cooking with seasonal vegetables can seem really limiting at first, but the possibilities are endless. And it is worth it. Just cutting one day of meat eating out of our diet can keep thousands of pounds of CO2 out of the atmosphere a year. No seriously, it's that big a deal. Plus, it's a great opportunity to have some new adventures and try new things. Just another way to take care of the planet AND make life a little bit better!

black bean quesadillas and grilled pienapple

I'll be honest with you, I wasn't always a black beans fan, but now they are one of my favorite ways to replace protein in a meat-free meal. We have black bean quesadillas with salsa and guacomole almost once a week. It is our go to.

But here are some other black bean ideas, because there is more to life than quesadillas (not that much more, but something I'm sure...)

I am really excited about this nacho idea from ifoodreal. No one has ever stepped away from loaded nachos like that complaining of still being hungry. And I think you could downplay the cheese and load on more veggies and not have to feel too terrible about yourself at the end.

If we go to Chipotle, I always get a burrito bowl, but I have never thought to make them as an actual meal. But this recipe from joyful healthy eats looks really hearty and delicious. I think we would do it with even more salsa!
black bean soup
from The Glowing Fridge

I tend to like black beans with really spicy flavors, because they balance out really well. I think this spicy soup from The Glowing Fridge looks so gorgeous. I mean, look at a l those ingredients- it basically has to be good.
black bean chili
from The Veg Space

The other perfect placefor black beand? Chili of course! No one will even notice that the meat is gone. We have served veggie chili at parties before and usually people love it. I don't think ours has a real recipe (the "just throw some stuff in" method) but here's a good one from The Veg Space.

black bean salad
from Naturally Ella
This black bean and sweet potato salad from Naturally Ella looks totally out of my comfort range, but maybe delicious. Definitely filling.

black bean and mango salad
from Miss Information
If I am going to have a black bean salad, I want it to be with something really sweet like mango like this one from Miss Information.. Never would have thought of it, but now it makes perfect sense!

vegetarian black bean recipes meatless monday

Ok, no joke, I am off to eat some Black Bean quesadillas. We love meatless monday in this house! Cutting more and more meat out of our diet. Have you tried Meatless Monday yet? How is it going?

Want more vegetarian recipes to try? Awesome! Adding more meatless meals to your diet is such a fun challenge and you can discover so many things you like. Check out this page for all of the Meatless Monday Recipe Round Ups!

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5 comments

  1. Oh gosh, I love black beans so much! They are one of my staples in my pantry. I never thought of a burrito bowl as an actual meal either, but it sounds very tasty!

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  2. I love black beans! I'll admit we usually have some sort of meat paired with it, but it's not really necessary as the beans can be so filling on their own! Personally, I love burrito bowls as a meal. I've been doing those a couple times a month for a while.

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  3. This is great! Changing up to a meat free meals can be great all around! I actually love burrito bowls as a meal, wither with or without meat.

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  4. this looks amazing, but we like meat so idk if i can get everyone on board, lol

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  5. Black beans in tomato gravy, with onion and pepper and salt taste awesome , we try to have it once a week. Great Monday recipe from your end, shall try making your version.

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