I had a two-hour break between classes this morning, and used the first half of that break to go for a swim. That meant that once I got back to my apartment, I was on a bit of a time crunch to shower, get ready for my next class, and grab a quick but healthy lunch before heading out. I had some black beans in my fridge that I wanted to eat, as well as an avocado, but didn’t have time to cook rice to serve them with. I thought, well, I could just make some toast on the side, that’ll be quick, and then it hit me: why not combine them? The experiment was a success, and I would recommend this quick and easy lunch to busy people everywhere.
- 2 slices of your favorite whole grain toast
- 1/2 of an avocado
- 1/2 cup of black beans
- 1 tbsp lime juice
- 1/2 of a medium tomato, diced
- small handful of cilantro
- Salt and pepper
Spread avocado thickly and evenly across both slices of toast, and drizzle with lime juice. Top with black beans and tomatoes, and press them down into the avocado with a fork for easier eating. Finally, garnish with cilantro and finish with salt and pepper. You can add whatever ingredients strike your fancy to this very versatile recipe, too – I think red onions, bell peppers, and corn would be excellent additions. Enjoy!