Black-eyed bean mole with salsa


Try this healthy Mexican dish as a quick and easy . The beans are a great source of protein and fibre





For the salsa

  • 1 red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 large tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 tbsp fresh coriander
  • ½ lime zest and juice

For the mole

  • 2 tsp rapeseed oi
  • 1 red onion, halved and sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, finely grated
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp mild chilli powder
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 400g can black-eyed beans in water
  • 2 tsp cocoa
  • 1 tsp vegetable bouillon
  • 1 tbsp tomato purée


  1. Tip all the salsa ingredients into a bowl and stir together.
  2. For the mole, heat the oil in a non-stick pan, add the onion and garlic and fry stirring frequently until softened. Tip in the spices, stir then add the contents of the can of beans with the cocoa, bouillon and tomato purée. Cook, stirring frequently to make quite a thick sauce.
  3. Spoon into shallow bowls, top with the salsa and serve.

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