Black-eyed bean mole with salsa

Try this healthy Mexican dish as a quick and easy low-calorie lunch that counts as three of your 5-a-day. The beans are a great source of protein and fibre

  • Prep:15 mins
    Cook:8 mins
  • Serves 2
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 290
  • fat 5g
  • saturates 1g
  • carbs 39g
  • sugars 16g
  • fibre 15g
  • protein 14g
  • salt 0.3g


  • 1 red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 large tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 tbsp fresh coriander
  • ½ lime, zest and juice
  • 2 tsp rapeseed oil
  • 1 red onion, halved and sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, finely grated
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp mild chilli powder
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 400g can black eye beans in water
  • 2 tsp cocoa
  • 1 tsp vegetable bouillon
  • 1 tbsp tomato purée


  1. Tip all the salsa ingredients into a bowl and stir together. 

  2. For the mole, heat the oil in a non-stick pan, add the onion and garlic and fry stirring frequently until softened. Tip in the spices, stir then add the contents of the can of beans with the cocoa, bouillon and tomato purée. Cook, stirring frequently to make quite a thick sauce.

  3. Spoon into shallow bowls, top with the salsa and serve. 

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