Cumin Black Beans with Mint Recipe

  • 1 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons minced garlic (about 2 large cloves)
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons cumin seeds
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • two 14- to 16-ounce cans black beans, rinsed and drained well
  • 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1 cup packed fresh mint leaves, washed well, spun dry, and chopped
  1. In a small heavy saucepan cook onion, garlic, and cumin seeds with salt and pepper to taste in oil over moderate heat, stirring, until onion is pale golden, about 5 minutes. Remove pan from heat and cool onion completely.
  2. In a bowl toss onion with beans, orange juice, and salt and pepper to taste. Add mint and toss gently.