Three food stars get creative with this simple pantry staple.
Warm Black Bean and Orange Salad
Hearty black beans are balanced pleasantly with bright and juicy orange slices in this salad by Claire Robinson, the host of Food Network’s 5 Ingredient Fix and Food Network Challenge.
Ingredients: Extra-virgin olive oil, red onion, salt, pepper, ground cumin, can of black beans, 1 orange
Triple Chocolate Surprise Brownies
Black beans and chocolate are a quirky combo, but this mouthwatering recipe from Melissa D’Arabian, the host of Food Network’s Ten Dollar Dinners, proves that it’s a sweet one.
Ingredients: Black beans, rinsed and drained; olive oil, thawed and squeezed dry frozen spinach, applesauce, eggs, sugar, unsweetened cocoa, instant espresso powder, chopped bittersweet chocolate, unsalted butter, pure vanilla extract, salt, flour, mini chocolate chips, chopped pecans
Spiced Black Bean Hummus with Marinated Peaches
Shawn McClain, the award-winning executive chef of Sage at ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, created this light appetizer that’s perfect for your next picnic.
Ingredients: Can of black beans, rinsed and drained; garlic clove, tahini, olive oil, Sriracha chili sauce, fresh lemon juice, sea salt, ripe avocado, chopped parsley, ripe large peach