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Cilantro & Lime Black Beans Side Dish

Cilantro & Lime Black Beans Side Dish

Welcome to our Cinco De Mayo Virtual Supper Club. Today we are sharing our full menu for this fun and Festive Dinner. If you are coming over from Simply 2 Mom’s Main Dish, I’m so glad you are joining me. Didn’t their Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas sound Delicious.

I’m providing the side dish, Cilantro & Lime Black Beans which will be delicious with Anne & Ann Marie’s main dish. This is an easy, tasty & healthy dish that I think you will love.

Be sure to see our Cinco De Mayo full recipe at the end of this post.

Cilantro & Lime Black Beans

Gather your supplies listed on the menu below. Fresh Cilantro is a must for full flavor and it’s easy to find in most grocery stores.

Easy to Prepare

Y’all know I only cook recipes that are “so easy even I’ll make it” and this is one of those recipes. First, it’s all cooked in a cast iron skillet except for the rice. You can prepare the rice ahead of time if you desire.

Begin by saluting the onions and garlic with olive oil.

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Next, you will gradually add in each ingredient as listed below and continue to stir until the dish is hot.

You can then immediately garnish the Black Beans and Rice with fresh cilantro and lime slices. It makes a beautiful dish and can be served right from the skillet.

The recipe is wonderful side dish but it is a hardy vegetarian dish as well.

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5 from 1 vote

Cilantro Lime Black Beans Side Dish Recipe

Fresh & Healthy Side Dish
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Black Bean
Servings: 6 People
Calories: 140kcal
Cost: 10.00


  • Cast Iron Skillet
  • 3 quart sauce pan


  • 2 cups cooked white rice
  • 1 15 oz. can black beans drained and rinsed
  • 2 tbsp chopped cilantro
  • 3 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • cup lime juice approx. 3 limes juiced.
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ¼ cup fat free vegetable broth
  • 1 tbsp olive oil


  • Cook Rice
  • Add olive oil to skillet and salute onion & minced garlic until onion begins to soften
  • Add Vegetable broth
  • Add Lime Juice & Cayenne Pepper
  • Add Rice, Black Bean & Cilantro and stir until hot.
  • Garnish with Lime & Fresh Cilantro
  • Serve Immediately

Delicious Side dish

This side dish is perfect with my Easy Chicken Enchiladas Recipe. Please it make a pretty plate.

If you missed seeing how we all set our tables for this fun event, you can see all the details here on 7 Best Cinco De Mayo Table Setting Ideas.

I’m excited to use this recipe for your Virtual Supper Club for Cinco De Mayo. Now it’s time to check out Stacy’s dessert recipe – Rumchata Cupcakes.

Full Cinco De Mayo Supper Club Menu

Frozen Pineapple Margarita cocktail from Jenn at Mid West Life & Style

Michele at Vintage Home Design – Mexican Sweet Corn Dip Appetizer

Simply 2 Mom’s main dish – Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas

For Dessert – Rumchata Cupcakes from Stacy Ling at Bricks N Blooms

Recipe Rating


Monday 26th of April 2021

This will be on our dinner table this evening. I love rice, and these amazing extra added to it, just made this dish even more yummy. Thanks for sharing

Monday 26th of April 2021

Ivory, You will love it. Thanks for stopping by.

Kim | Shiplap and Shells

Monday 26th of April 2021

This looks so amazing Rachel! I will definitely have to try this soon!

Monday 26th of April 2021

It's so easy. Thanks Kim for stopping by.

Va in NC

Sunday 25th of April 2021

Thank you for sharing...looks so good I'll be trying soon!

Monday 26th of April 2021

Oh I hope you do. It's so easy and delicious.


Saturday 24th of April 2021

Yum! I love lime-infused rice. I had never thought of adding black beans to the mix. This looks delicious, Rachel. Pinned!

Monday 26th of April 2021

Jen, It's super yummy.

michele/vintage home designs

Saturday 24th of April 2021

Can't wait to try this recipe Rachel! It looks delicious!

Monday 26th of April 2021

Michele, Thanks so much