Diabetic Friendly Recipe: Spiced Black Bean, Grilled Avocado, and more…

A Diabetic Friendly Recipe That’s Easy and a Bit Exotic

And most importantly, delicious


This Diabetic Friendly Recipe (although it wasn’t meant to be) courtesy of Erin Alderson who is the wonderful proprietor of Naturally Ella.   Lotsa good stuff there.

We doubled the recipe.  Just enough for two.

  • 1 tablespoon coriander seeds
  • 1/2 tablespoon cumin seeds
  • pinch dried pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup black beans, with liquids
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • juice and zest from 1/2 lime
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1/4 cup goat cheese
  • Corn or flour tortillas.
  1. Preheat Grill ( I just did it on the stove)
  2. In a dry skillet over medium-low heat, toast the coriander and cumin seeds for 2-3 minutes. Seeds should be fragrant and beginning to brown. Place in a pestle with dried pepper flakes and crush until spices are ground.
  3. Return spices to the skillet and add 1/2 cup of black beans and liquids. Heat over medium low and let cook until liquids have cooked out, anywhere from 5-10 minutes. Taste and adjust pepper if needed.
  4. Take avocado and slice in half. Brush with the one teaspoon of olive oil and place cut side down on grill. Let cook until lightly charred. Remove and carefully slice avocado out of skin. (I used a second skillet, nice char.)
  5. To assemble tacos, place 1/4 of the black bean mixture in the center of the tortilla, layer avocado and goat cheese on top. Finally, whisk together juice and zest from half a lime along with honey. Lightly drizzle over taco filling.

We cheated a bit.  We substituted queso fresco cheese for goat cheese.  Not creamy like goat cheese, but every bit as good.  It’s made here in Houston, too.

Diabetic Friendly Recipe: Spiced Black Bean, Grilled Avocado, and more… was last modified: September 19th, 2012 by Dave LeBlanc
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