Black Bean Naan Bowls + 5 Healthy Black Bean Recipes

We’re doing something new today!!!

Everything to do with black beans! \\ immaEATthat

I’ve teamed up with…

The Lean Green Bean

The Roasted Root


The Big Man’s World

…to start a series called “5 healthy ways to eat                            .” Once a month we’ll share a round-up post showing ways to eat a specific ingredient. The first ingredient is…BLACK BEANS!

5 Healthy Ways to Eat Black Beans \\

When I want to go out to eat but Andrew says we can’t and then mentions that budget thing again…these naan bowls are what we make for dinner.  Like all great weeknight dinners, it’s great because it’s so quick.

Black Bean Naan Bowls \\

I made my own salsa, but you could totally use store-bought salsa, just slice up fresh tomatoes + cilantro or drizzle on an enchilada sauce instead.  Sans salsa making, this bowl takes ~6 minutes to throw together. With the salsa making, it’ll take you ~15 minutes.  So quick.

Black Bean Naan Bowls \\     Black Bean Naan Bowls \\

Except for the naan, our pantry is usually stocked with all the ingredients in this.  If you don’t got naan, no big deal.  Just replace it with brown rice or farro (aka the world’s fluffiest brown rice) or even a whole grain English muffin. Any carb you have on hand will do.

Black Bean Naan Bowls \\

Black Bean Naan Bowls

Yield: serves 2

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes


1 cup black beans
2 fried eggs
2 pieces whole wheat naan
1/2 large avocado, thinly sliced
3 tablespoon sharp cheddar, finely grated

1 cup pineapple, chopped
1 cup cherry tomatoes, chopped
1 cup cilantro
1 lime, juiced


Add pineapple and cherry tomatoes to a saucepan over medium heat.  Cook, stirring frequently, until pineapple begins to caramelize and tomatoes soften, about 10 minutes.  Squeeze in 1/2 of the lime to deglaze the bottom of the pan a bit.  Pour the mixture into a blender and add in cilantro and rest of the lime juice.  Blend until it reaches your preferred salsa consistency. 

Warm black beans in microwave or on stove top.  Then place the naan underneath your broiler to warm it up.  Slice naan into 4 pieces and top with warm black beans, salsa and cheese. 

Click on the pictures below to see what else you could be doing with black beans!

no-bake black bean brownies    black bean zucchini cookies mexican layer dip    black bean collard wraps

those brownies though.


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  4. Gaaaaaaah I LOVE these bowls!  So vibrant, well-rounded, healthy, and filling. Basically everything I want in a meal! Love that salsa you whipped up and now I’m craving naan like whoa! So thrilled to be in this group with you, lady!

  5. You really are the black bean queen! Thinking about those collard wraps…

  6. Seriously, these are the bowls I need in my life. I mean, naan is the icing on the..bowl. 

  7. you crack me up!!!! How come Andrew doesn’t want to go out to eat?????

  8. I definitely need to split this recipe in half and make it for myself once school/internship starts! :)

    • I split it in half ALL THE TIME. And the best thing is there are usually two naan breads per pack so you can have it two days in a row;)

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