Grab a can of black beans (or two!) and meet me in the kitchen! Today we’re diving into our absolute BEST black bean recipes from salsas to soups to salads and more!
Both canned and dried black beans are in my pantry at all times. They’re the most staple of staples for us considering I add them to just about everything!
Whether you cook them from dried beans or simply grab a can to make things speedy, they’re a fantastic way to add fiber and plant-based protein to any meal and taste amazing every which way!
Our BEST Black Bean Recipes
Below you’ll find our all-time favorite black bean recipes featuring soups, salads, veggie burgers, tacos, and more!
These cheesy Baked Black Bean and Sweet Potato Flautas are one of my most popular recipes ever, and for good reason too! The combination of black beans, sweet potato, corn, and cheese make the most irresistible filling for these tasty taco rolls.
This healthy Mexican Quinoa Salad is a quick, easy, and gloriously make-ahead dish! Tossed in a speedy homemade chili lime dressing, this fiesta quinoa bowl is full of flavor!
This Black Bean Salsa is perfect as a dip, taco topper, party appetizer, and even as a taco salad mix-in too! We love the simple ingredients and big flavor.
These black bean tacos are quick, easy, and totally delicious! A healthy take on taco night, they can be made vegan or vegetarian and are gloriously gluten-free!
A fiesta in a bowl, this vegetarian Black Bean Tortilla Soup features a crazy flavorful broth with the irresistible combo of sweet potato and black beans. It’s amazing the first day and somehow even more flavorful the next day. I’m obsessed with the leftovers!
I also make a super tasty Crock Pot Black Bean Soup that’s both vegan and vegetarian friendly!
There’s something downright magical about perfectly tender pasta blanketed in a zesty enchilada sauce, melty cheese, and #alltheveggies.
I could eat this once a week and be the happiest of happy because not only can I mix up the veggies (Hello opportunity to empty the crisper drawer!) but also play around with the protein and toppings too.
Quinoa Black Bean Veggie Burgers piled high with all your favorite toppings and a spicy Sriracha mayo! These easy peasy burgers are vegetarian with gluten-free and vegan options and oh so delicious.
I also make a mean Butternut Black Bean Burger!
These Easy Sheet Pan Nachos are topped with a speedy homemade queso and ready for faceplantage! Even better? They are totally customizable with both vegetarian and T-Rex versions!
For this version, I used my tasty cauliflower walnut taco filling and tender black beans for fiber and protein!
This Vegetarian Tortilla Soup can be made in an Instant Pot pressure cooker, slow cooker, or on the stove, for an easy and crazy tasty soup everyone will love! The soup features a medley of black beans, red lentils, and veggies – it’s healthy and delicious!
Dive into deliciousness with this Mexican Kale Salad! This healthy vegetarian salad will completely change your mind about kale forever thanks to its colorful veggie counterparts, crispy seasoned chickpeas, and crazy easy Zesty Cilantro Lime Dressing. SO. FLIPPING. GOOD.
Looking for More Black Bean Recipes?
- Skillet Black Bean Queso
- Instant Pot Black Bean Dip
- Homemade Black Bean Vegetarian Taquitos
- Cilantro Lime Quinoa Salad with Edamame and Black Beans
- Black Bean Veggie Burgers with Chipotle Honey Mustard
- Crock-Pot Black Beans
- Grilled Veggie and Black Bean Meal Prep Bowls via Sweet Peas and Saffron Blog
If you get a chance to try any of these baller black bean recipes, let me know!
Leave some love in the comment form below or tag your photos with @peasandcrayons on Instagram so I can happy dance over your creation. I can’t wait to see what you whip up!