These vegan black bean recipes are ideal for anyone new to the plant-based world who’s struggling to get enough protein.
They’re super versatile, bright, fresh, and delicious to boot.
Black beans are one of the most versatile and healthy legumes around.
Packed with protein, fiber, phosphorus, and magnesium, they have a smoky flavor that pairs well with almost any kind of seasoning.
Even if you’re not vegan, I can’t recommend these tasty vegan black bean recipes enough.
They’re loaded with goodness and guaranteed to satisfy even the pickiest of eaters.
25 Easy Vegan Recipes with Black Beans
I had to kick things off with this simple dip because I made it yesterday and devoured the bowl before the second episode of The Last of Us finished!
It’s vegan, gluten-free, super creamy, and incredible with salty chips and salsa.
There’s still tahini in the mix, so you get that signature nutty flavor. But the chili flakes and cumin give it a distinctly Tex-Mex finish.
It may not look the best, but the taste more than makes up for that. And if you add some pico de gallo to the top, I think it looks stunning!
Can you believe this vegan chili takes just 15 minutes to whip up?
You’ll find all the classic rich chili flavors and even more health benefits, thanks to the extra legumes.
Each serving provides you with over half the daily recommended fiber, so you can stay full and fueled to tackle your day.
If you need a hearty, tasty, and vegan addition to your next BBQ, try these scrumptious black bean burgers.
Don’t be intimidated by the list of ingredients – you probably already have most of them in your pantry already.
And they’re ready for the grill in just 20 minutes!
Expect savory, smoky flavors in every bite and lots of compliments from your guests.
Taquitos are the ultimate party food. They’re portable, tasty, and easy to make in large batches.
Every bite is crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside, and seasoned to perfection.
And no, you don’t need chicken and cheese to make them addictive!
Instead, you’ll make a delightful black bean filling with salsa, vegan cream cheese, and spices.
Then, slather the creamy paste into tortillas, roll them up, and bake. It’s as easy as that!
You can’t go wrong with this recipe if you need a simple Sunday stew to help beat the winter blues.
It’s effortlessly delicious and full of plant-based nutrients that help keep your immune system in tip-top shape.
Made in one pot, cleanup is a breeze. So make a big batch and relax!
No Taco Tuesday is complete without these flavorful black bean tacos.
Every mouthful combines creamy guacamole, savory black beans, spicy salsa, and an irresistible crunch, thanks to the hard shell.
Not only is this recipe insanely good, but it’s also budget-friendly! So you can feed a whole family without shelling out too much cash.
Who doesn’t love a good burrito bowl? They’re easy, satisfying, tasty, and such a sight for sore eyes.
This recipe shows you how to whip up a comforting, flavorful burrito bowl bursting with nutrition.
You’ll appreciate this recipe as a filling lunch, dinner, or addition to your weekly meal-prep rotation.
Next soup season, do yourself a favor and make this bowl of liquid comfort.
Every spoonful treats your taste buds to soft sweet potatoes, fresh ginger, smoky black beans, and a rich tomato broth.
It’s ready in half an hour, so you can spend less time cooking and more time by the fire.
Wanna start your day with a colorful plate? You don’t have to look much further than this vegan breakfast hash.
It has all the fixings – potatoes, black beans, peppers, and kale seasoned with onions, garlic, cumin, and smoked paprika.
Every forkful is chock-full of unforgettable flavor – even without the fried egg on top (though non-vegans can totally add one!).
This 30-minute meal is a surefire way to fuel up your body for the day ahead.
Whether you’re a vegan or omnivore, you’ll fall in love with these black bean and quinoa burgers at first bite.
This recipe helps you create a crispy patty packed with smoky goodness.
And since there’s beans and quinoa, they’re overflowing with protein and fiber. So you can indulge in some classic comfort food and feel good about it.
This Chipotle black bean soup is perfect for the icky, slushy January months.
It has all the flavors you’d expect, including onions, garlic, dried parsley, oregano, cumin, and bay leaves.
Plus, you’ll finish it with paprika, chili powder, and lime juice for a zippy kick to lift those beans.
And since the recipe calls for dried beans, it’s super affordable too!
Wanna revamp the classic rice and beans duo? Take this innovative recipe for a spin.
You won’t know what to love more – the crispy sweet potato, tangy cilantro, spiced black beans, or creamy avocado.
Buddha bowls pack a huge punch in the nutrition department, too, with this one giving you a whopping 17g of fiber and 16g of protein per serving.
That should keep you going all day!
13. Air Fryer Nachos
Put your Air Fryer to good use and whip up these impossible-to-resist vegan nachos.
Not only do these nachos only take just five minutes to make, but the minimal prep makes this recipe a dream.
Just layer the chips in the basket, add vegan cheese and beans, pop it in the Air Fryer, then finish with some garnishes.
They’re a healthy comfort food you can regularly enjoy without guilt.
You need to make these vegan tostadas this summer.
Imagine tossing back a cool cerveza on the patio on a balmy July night and biting into this refreshing meal.
Sounds pretty heavenly, huh?
Every bite is ultra-flavorful and mixes soft and crunchy textures in one.
If you think salads need to incorporate leafy greens, think again! This one is all color and texture, with no rabbit food in sight.
If you’re not a fan of greens, this black bean salad will help you achieve your health goals.
You won’t believe how many flavors and textures there are in this colorful dish.
But expect every spoonful to be crunchy, creamy, tangy, smoky, and juicy. Delish!
Enchiladas are like dressed up fajitas. And usually, you’ll see a meaty, cheesy filling with lots of sauce and extra cheese on top.
Baked until bubbly, they’re pretty darn delish.
But if you can’t have meat, you need to try this vegan rendition.
You’ll love how well the smoky black bean mixture blends with the rich tomato puree.
Top them with vegan cheese for the melty finish we all love, and you can have these bad boys ready in under an hour.
The next time you need a healthy, vegan weeknight meal, give these tasty enchiladas a try.
Prepare to be swept away by this dreamy vegan burrito.
I can’t figure out what’s better – the zingy guacamole, the well-seasoned rice, or the crispy-yet-soft burrito shell that holds it all together.
It’s a delicious way to refuel your body with vital nutrients.
So if you chow down on this hearty burrito for lunch, you’ll set your afternoon up for success.
Do you love Mexican and Italian foods and wish there was a way to combine them?
Well, dear reader, look no further. This one-pan Mexican pasta skillet will make all your flavor dreams come true.
You’ll bathe tender penne pasta, black beans, and veggies in a creamy, vegan chipotle sauce.
Every serving provides you with 16g of protein and 14g of fiber, but the taste is so good, you’ll forget that it’s secretly healthy.
Start your day right with this scallion, black bean, and tofu scramble.
It’s a simple, highly nutritious breakfast that punches your palate with flavor. And that’s all down to the scallions, lemon juice, and tahini!
Every serving nourishes you with 20g of protein, keeping you from crashing during the early morning meetings.
What’s better than black bean wraps? No-cook black bean wraps, of course!
This recipe is a breeze to make from start to finish. First, you mash the legumes with spices, then add some fillings, and finally, top with salsa.
Ready in just 15 minutes, the refreshing, sweet-and-savory flavor will blow you away.
Try this black bean and corn salad if you’re pressed for time during your next BBQ cookout.
It takes just two minutes to make (yes, you read that correctly), and it’s so colorful and crisp, it’ll be gone in a flash.
Just because you follow a plant-based diet doesn’t mean you have to forgo meatballs.
And this recipe guides you to vegan meatball nirvana.
The texture is to die for, with a crispy exterior and soft, juicy interior. Sweet and savory, these will transport your taste buds to gastronomy heaven.
Surprised to see brownies on the list?
I promise these black bean brownies are indulgent and impossibly chocolatey. They just happen to have black beans in the batter.
They’re super fudgy and loaded with goodness from the almond butter, oats, and maple syrup.
I wouldn’t say they’re healthy, but they’re certainly healthier than most brownies recipes!
And yes, they’re totally vegan!
With zesty Indian-style flavors to perk up your palate, black bean curry is pure comfort in a bowl.
It tastes like your favorite restaurant-style curry but is plant-based and cheaper.
It’s also thick, creamy, and spiced to perfection. Plus, you can have this curry ready in just half an hour.
Serve it with cauliflower rice to keep it low-carb or with quinoa for even more protein.
25. Vegan Meatloaf
If you’re vegan, you might not think about consuming something with “meat” in the title. But this recipe is all plant-based, I swear.
It’s a vegan rendition of the classic, all-American comfort food. Plus, it’s even heartier, thanks to the legumes.
This meatloaf is perfect for a meat-free Thanksgiving main.
And as a bonus, you’ll also learn how to make the most delectable mushroom gravy for drizzling on top.
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