I absolutely adore the combination of Cuban Black Beans with Chimichurri. It's a meal I've been making for years. It's super healthy, packs a flavour punch and is super easy to prepare.....not to mention easy on the wallet. It's also somehow just really satisfying food. I feel like I'm treating myself when I eat this meal. You can serve the black beans over rice, or just mix roughly equal parts cooked rice and black beans together and serve it that way. I typically eat brown rice at home because it has more fiber and nutrients than white rice, plus it's delicious.
I like lots of chimichurri. If you are making side dishes that are also good with chimichurri you can just double the recipe I shared below. I ate my black beans and brown rice with oven roasted plantains that definitely want chimichurri for dipping, and I also made a simple fresh pineapple & avocado salad with a cumin lime vinaigrette, chili and mint. All three dishes compliment eachother beautifully. You really want to mix and match bites. I use my hands and pick up big pieces of pineapple or roasted plantain and scoop up the black bean & rice mixture with the chimi *SWOON*. I also added some pickled jalapenos on the side and just added a bit to different bites as well for added heat. DELISH!
Recipe: Cuban Black Beans
Serves - 6 to 8
Recipe: Quick Chimichurri
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