Cocoa Black Bean Fajita’s with Blood Orange & Tomato Chilli Salsa

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Preparation time: 10min

Cooking time: 20min

SF, DF, GF, VG, Great for Kids

Could these be any more moreish?! This was the 3rd recipe that I created for Neals Yard with the launch of their new Organic Cocoa Blend Powder to Rebalance. With the first two being sweet, I wanted to take on the challenge to make a savoury dish.

And these were exactly what I had hoped for. Chocolate and black beans are a match made in whole food heaven!
These simple tacos of warming black beans alongside the fresh zingy citrus salsa, coconut yoghurt and lime makes it perfect for lighter, warmer spring evenings. And so quick to make, which as a busy working mum, is just what I need on a week day evening!

Black Beans in Macrobiotics is pure medicine. Strengthening our kidneys and immune systems, nourishing our lower chakras giving us a feel of strength and grounding.
Pair that with the heart opening Cocoa, and this is a heart opening, deepening combination.

If you don’t have the Neals Yard Organic Cocoa Blend Powder then just swap in normal cacao powder instead. You can mix up the toppings with whatever you fancy or using up leftovers.

Enjoy my loves

Love Nx

INGREDIENTS(Serve 4-5)

Cocoa Black Beans

  • 500g Cooked Black Beans
  • 1 Tbsp Tamari
  • 1 Tbsp NYR Cocoa Complex Powder or Raw Cacao
  • 1/4-1/2 Tsp Cayenne Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Rice Malt Syrup or Maple Syrup

Tomato Chilli Salsa

  • 450g Tomatoes (roughly chopped)
  • 1 Red Onion (finely chopped)
  • 1 Cup Fresh Coriander (roughly chopped)
  • 1 Lime (juiced)
  • 1 Pinch fine sea salt
  • 1 Red Chilli (finely sliced)

Toppings

  • 2 Blood Oranges (peeled & sliced)
  • 2 Avocado (finely sliced)
  • Plain Coconut Yoghurt
  • Fresh Coriander
  • 2-3 Fresh Limes
  • 1 Pack Flat Bread or Fajita Bread

Method:

– Preheat oven to 150 degrees C
– Add all the ingredients for your cocoa black beans to a pot and bring to a boil. Then turn the heat down and leave to simmer on a low heat with the lid off for 5-10 mins until it thickens. It should become rich and very creamy
– Add all your ingredients for the salsa into a bowl and mix really well together. Leave aside
– Add your flat bread to a baking oven and heat in the oven for 5-7 min or until they are crispy and warm
– Now start serving! In a each fajita, add cocoa black beans, then salsa, then a few slices of orange and avocado, fresh coriander, coconut yoghurt and fresh lime. Then roll them up and enjoy!

Voila! Ready to serve! Enjoy x

 

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