I'm a big fan of black beans and I'm always trying to find ways to include them in more meals. Half a can is a whopping 8g of fibre so a great addition to help you reach the min. 30g of fibre a day. Plus they are cheap and a protein source!
This is a super speedy lunch that doesn't require any cooking if you use pre-cooked quinoa (I always keep a few packets in the cupboards for those days when I'm in a rush)
400g can black beans, rinsed and drained
250g ready cooked quinoa (I like Merchant brand)
10 cherry tomatoes, halved,
Red pepper, sliced
A handful of fresh parsley, roughly chopped
6 sundried tomatoes, chopped
3 tbsp of pesto (I try to buy one with olive oil in)
2 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil
Add the quinoa, black beans, tomatoes, pepper and parsley into a large bowl.
Mix well and add the pesto and olive oil.
(makes c. 3 portions)
Enjoy! Michelle x