Tasty black bean recipes have numerous health benefits:

Black beans have several health benefits; including:

  1. Maintaining healthy bones
  2. Lower blood pressure
  3. Manage diabetes
  4. Prevent Heart Disease
  5. Prevent Cancer
  6. Healthy Digestion
  7. Weight Loss

The Harrison County Extension Office shares this fun recipe to incorporate black beans into your meal and feed a crowd!


1 15oz can of black beans
1 11oz can whole kernel corn, no salt added, drained
1 fresh jalapeno pepper, finely chopped
2 tomatoes, medium, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1/3 cup fresh chopped cilantro or 1 teaspoon dried cilantro
¼ cup red onion diced
¼ cup fresh lime juice (about 2 limes squeezed)
1 teaspoon salt
1 avocado chopped

  1. Wash your hands and clean your cooking area.
  2. Clean the tops of canned food items before opening them.
  3. Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl, except avocado
  4. Cover and chill for at least two hours.
  5. Add avocado just before serving.
    Serves: 20 servings per container (serving size: 1/2 cup (72g)
    SOURCE: Expand Food Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP)