This side dish is low in calories and fat and a quick way to dress up black beans, which are a good source of fiber and protein. Try it with pinto beans as well.
tsp peanut oil
jalapeno pepper with some seeds, minced
large clove garlic, minced
can black beans, rinsed and strained
tsp finely chopped fresh oregano
tsp to 1 tbsp fresh lime juice
Tbsp roughly chopped fresh cilantro
Zest of ½ lime, optional
Heat the oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the jalapeno and garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add the beans, 1/3 cup water, oregano and 1/8 teaspoon salt and cook, stirring, until most of the liquid is evaporated, about 3 minutes. Remove from the heat, stir in the lime juice and adjust seasoning. Transfer to a serving bowl, sprinkle with the cilantro and lime zest if using and serve.