I teamed up with my friends at Whole Foods Market NYC to bring you The Crunchy Radish Cinco Series, a healthier take on a festive holiday.
What would a Cinco de Mayo celebration be without the basics? Here are two simple Cinco essentials to keep on deck all year long.
Makes 3 cups cooked black beans
- 1/2 lb dry black beans
- 3 garlic cloves, smashed
- 2 tsps cumin
- 2 tsps coriander
- 1 tsp smoked paprika
- Sea salt
- Cilantro (optional)
- Rinse and pick through beans, discarding any shriveled or discolored beans, or foreign matter. Cover beans completely with water and soak overnight or for at least 6 hours.
- Drain, rinse beans, and place in a large pot. Cover beans with at least 2 inches of water.
- Add smashed garlic, cumin, coriander, and paprika, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook beans for 1 - 1 1/2 hours or until tender. (Test at least 3-4 beans to make sure all beans are cooked through)
- Drain beans, season with a pinch of salt, garnish with cilantro, if you wish.
TCR House Guacamole
Makes 1 cup guacamole
- 2 ripe avocados
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1/2 red onion, finely chopped
- 1/2 -to a whole jalapeño, seeded and finely chopped (amount varies depending on heat tolerance)
- Juice of 1 lime
- 1 tbsp cilantro, chopped
- Sea salt
- 1 tsp toasted pistachios, roughly chopped
Combine garlic, red onion, jalapeño, lime juice, and cilantro in a bowl. Scoop in avocado, and gently mash with the back of a fork or spoon. Add a pinch of sea salt and continue mashing until desired consistency. Garnish with pistachios and cilantro.
To healthify your guac even further, serve with baked chili lime tortilla chips and cut up vegetables.
Manhattanites and Brooklynites, looking for an easier way to get your Whole Foods Market Cinco ingredients delivered straight to your door? Check out instacart to get your fiesta started.
Be sure to check back soon for the next installment of tcr x whole foods market Cinco series.