What are Fiesta Black Beans?  They are a delicious and healthy side dish. Black Beans are filled with fiber and protein. Pair these beans with some rice or spoon into tortillas to make a complete protein with all the essential amino acids.

This Fiesta Black Beans recipe is a delicious dietitian approved vegetarian vegan recipe. Pair these beans with some rice to make a complete protein.

Try this budget-friendly, gluten-free, nut-free, low sodium recipe which is so tasty it can easily become a favorite into your recipe rotation.  It can also be part of your next fiesta. See recipe below:

Fiesta Black Beans

These black beans are a delicious and healthy side dish. They are filled with fiber and protein! Pair these beans with some rice or spoon into tortillas to make a complete protein with all the essential amino acids.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Appetizers and Snacks, Side Dish
Cuisine: Gluten Free, Mexican, Vegetarian
Keyword: Budget-friendly, Easy, Fall, Fiber, Make ahead, Meal prep, Party, Summer, Tacos, Vegan
Cooking Method: Stove Top
Condition: Dairy Free, Diabetes, Gluten Free, Nut Free, PCOS, Vegetarian
Servings: 4 servings


  • 1 can black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup pico de gallo
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 cup water
  • salt


  • Place all ingredients in a sauce pan.
  • Cook on medium heat for 15 minutes. Add salt to taste.


Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 486mg | Potassium: 459mg | Fiber: 8g

Looking for some healthy, easy to make recipes for your next fiesta? Give these recipes a try.


We even have recipes that will work for you if you are following a low FODMAPs diet:


For more vegetarian recipes, you might consider following this popular facebook group called the Vegetarian Resource Group. And try some of our most popular vegan and vegetarian recipes including the following:


Did you realize that this recipe and more are in our newest cookbook called NOURISHED: 10 Ingredients to Happy Healthy Eating cookbook

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Please note:

Nutrition info is an estimate and may contain errors.


-Blog reviewed and updated by Rebecca Bitzer MS RD LD September 10, 2021

Klara Knezevic is a registered dietitian nutritionist based in Maryland. She has over a decade of experience in the nutrition field and currently serves as the CEO and co-owner of Rebecca Bitzer and Associates, one of the largest nutrition private practices in the country. Klara is passionate about sharing practical nutrition tips to help you feel confident in the choices that you make. Coauthor ofCooking with Food Sensitivities Survival GuideandNourished: 10 Ingredients to Happy, Healthy Eating.