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Budget-friendly pantry recipe: black bean bowl

Written by Caroline DiNicola Fawley
Budget-friendly pantry recipe: black bean bowl

Having trouble getting to the grocery store or simply avoiding the long lines? Use your pantry staples to make a delicious and budget-friendly black bean bowl. It's simple, inexpensive, and highly nutrient-dense. This recipe is vegan, gluten free, oil free, and whole food plant based.  

Prep time: 15 minutes 

Servings: 1 serving

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1 can of black beans 

1 cup of cooked brown rice

1/2 a cup of cashews

1/4 sun-dried tomatoes

1 baked sweet potato

1/2 lime, juiced

1 date

sea salt

black pepper

red pepper flakes


Cooking Instructions: 


Black beans in their starchy water until thick. Mix in a dash of sea salt, crushed red pepper and black pepper.


Microwave or bake...

A sweet potato until soft


Blend until smooth...

Cashews, date, lime juice, sea salt, sun-dried tomatoes, sea salt, black pepper, crushed red pepper. 


Smear or pour...

Sauce over beans, rice, and sweet potato 




By Caroline DiNicola Fawley

Caroline is a plant-based chef, recipe designer, and whole food plant-based nutrition educator, with a Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies

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