Spicy Black Beans and Zucchini


I LOVE taco night, it’s one of my all time favorites. However, I never know what to make for a side dish. I mean beans are good but they are a little bland all by themselves.

So with my spice cabinet and a leftover zucchini in hand I whipped this up. You could use it as a side dish, as the taco “meat”, or my favorite, filling for a quesadilla. I’ve made 2 since Friday with the leftovers! Spicy Black Beans and Zucchini

  • Thick slice of sweet onion diced
  • Small zucchini diced
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp curry powder
  • 1 can of black beans drained and rinsed
  • 2 tbsp salsa
  • Non-stick cooking spray

Spray an medium pot with non-stick cooking spray and warm over medium heat. Add the onion and cook for a few minutes until they start to soften.

Add the zucchini and sprinkle with salt & pepper. Cook for a few minutes then spinkle with the spices. Stir in the beans and salsa.

Lower the heat and stir occasional until ready to serve.

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
4 About 2/3 cups
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
120 0g 9g old: 2 new: 2
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
2g 0g 22g 8g
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22 Comments and 0 Replies

  1. Lori

    I made this for lunch yesterday and had it in a quesadilla. It was excellent. I have some leftover and I thought I would add a little more salsa and have it over rice today. If you have not tried this – you should. It is excellent!

  2. Catherine

    I made this recipe and let me say it completely rocked. I put it in a weight watchers pita. Let me saw it was delicious and filling! A real ten in my book:0)

  3. Laura N

    This recipe is awesome. Really quick and easy and very delicious. I had it in a low carb wheat wrap with a touch of ff sour cream. I can’t wait to eat more for dinner tonight.

  4. Bessie

    GREAT recipe! I loved this concoction (is that how you spell it?)!!! I can’t wait to try it over rice or in a pita like other suggested. yummy! Keep up the wonderful work Roni!

  5. Rebecca

    I made this last week to have with fajitas. I really liked it. My family didn’t even try it(they are bad). I had it as a side that night and then a few days later I made one of your quesadillas. Tonight I am going to mix it with a little spaghetti squash. I think if I make it again I will leave out the curry.

  6. Christy

    Holy cow! So good. I am on the Core Program and this fits in perfectly. I spent the points on tortillas and made quesadillas. With some fat free cheese and fat free sour cream it is a great 2-3 points.

  7. Carolyne

    This was AWESOME! I didnt have chili powder so I used chili paste and hot salsa and it worked just as well. Tasted really good as a side along with baked plantains and mexican chicken! Thanks Roni!

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