Cheesy Black Bean Toast - Carolina Country

Cheesy Black Bean Toast With pico de gallo

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Cheesy Black Bean Toast

Appetizer, side dish or even a light lunch! This vegetarian dish brings tons of southwestern flavor to the table in a jiffy.


  • 6 Roma tomatoes, diced

  • ½ medium onion, finely chopped

  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced

  • 2 serrano or jalapeno peppers, finely chopped

  • 3 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped

  • 1 lime, juice only

  • ⅛ teaspoon oregano, finely crushed

  • ⅛ teaspoon salt (optional)

  • ⅛ teaspoon pepper

  • ½ Hass avocado, diced

  • 4 bolillos (6 inches) or large Kaiser rolls, sliced in half lengthwise

  • 1 can (16 ounces) seasoned low-fat refried black beans

  • 2 cups shredded Chihuahua or mozzarella cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. In medium mixing bowl, combine tomatoes, onion, garlic, peppers, cilantro, lime juice, oregano, salt (if desired), pepper and avocado. Set aside.

  3. On medium platter, split rolls. With medium spatula, spread refried beans onto each bread half; sprinkle cheese among bread.

  4. Bake 5–8 minutes, or until cheese is melted and hot.

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