Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Spicy Black Beans and Zucchini

2 WWPP Posted by 10 years ago 22 Comments

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

See other recipes using: black beans, curry, onion, zucchini

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    January 21, 2008

    I love black beans! This sounds delicous ~ I'll have to keep this in mind for a future meal.


    January 21, 2008

    Thanks for the Great idea!!! I love taco night too.. Its always easy when your in need of a quick dinner.


    January 27, 2008

    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!


    January 28, 2008

    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)

    Laura N

    February 1, 2008

    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.


    February 4, 2008

    I made this over the weekend. it was so good!


    February 13, 2008

    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!


    March 4, 2008

    Another winner in my book :) Added some spinach and made some ww tortilla chips. Yum!


    March 5, 2008

    Made this tonight and it was mmmmm good! Very tasty and totally satisfying. A ton of veggies!!


    April 14, 2008

    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.


    April 15, 2008

    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.


    November 18, 2009

    Im making this right now and i totally didnt read the recipe and added a can of corn.. Lets see how it turns out lol


    June 9, 2010

    Made this tonight. I loved them. Very yummy. Not sure what the hubby thought, but he had some, too.


    April 11, 2011

    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!