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Black Beans, Bulgur, and Plantain Bowl

This black beans bulgur and plantain bowl is the perfect vegetarian bowl to keep you energised throughout the day. We also added tomatoes and avocado!
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Course: Main Course
Keyword: black beans, vegetarian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 people


  • 1/2 scotch bonnet
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 can of tomatoes
  • a splash of vegetable oil
  • 1 thinly chopped onion
  • 1-2 tbsp of curry powder
  • 1-2 tbsp of cumin powder
  • a pinch of oregano
  • cayenne pepper to taste
  • 1 can of black beans
  • 1 avocado
  • 2 tomatoes chopped
  • 2 plantain chopped
  • 1 bunch of parsley


  • Add 1/2 scotch bonnet, 1 red bell pepper, 1 can of tomatoes and blend until smooth. Heat a splash of vegetable oil in a saucepan, add 1 thinly chopped onion and cook for a few minutes.
  • Season with 1-2 tbsp of curry powder, 1-2 tbsp of cumin powder, a pinch of oregano, cayenne pepper to taste, stir and cook on a medium heat for 1 minute.
  • Pour in blended tomato mix and bring to a boil. Add 1 can black beans, stir occasionally and season with salt to taste (adjust seasoning if necessary). Leave to cook on a low/medium heat for 10-15 minutes and serve!
  • Meanwhile, add 1 cup of bulgur wheat and 2 cups of water in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 10-15 minutes.
  • Peel 2 plantain and slice diagonally. Heat a splash of oil in a pan and add the plantain to the pan. Cook for 2-3 minutes on each side and then place them on a paper towel to soak up the excess oil.
  • Add bulgur wheat, plantain, avocado, beans and tomatoes to a bowl and serve!