Skip to Content

Black Bean Pesto

Black Bean Pesto is a flavorful vegetarian meal.

Easy & Yummy Vegetarian Black Bean Pesto

Black Bean Pesto might sound and look really weird, or even gross to some of you. This was a meal I was served by a vegetarian that I used to babysit for. It looked gross, but my parents taught us to ALWAYS eat whatever we are served. And it turns out, it was really good. This is actually one of my favorite meals now.

I didn’t do a lot of babysitting, but there was one family I became a regular for.  Their son was sweet, they paid well, and they insisted that I eat dinner with them before they left on a date.

It was through this babysitting gig that I got to try a lot of vegetarian meals I would otherwise never have considered, such as this black bean pesto.

Yield: 4 people

Black Bean Pesto

Black Bean Pesto
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes


  • 1 1/2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Large Onion
  • 1 Clove Garlic,, minced
  • 1 3/4 Cups Black Beans,, drained and rinsed
  • 3/4 Cups vegetable broth
  • 1 Cup Peas,, fresh or frozen
  • 3-4 Tbsp Pesto
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Linguini,, cooked according to the package
  • Sliced green or red peppers,, optional
  • Mozzarella Cheese,, optional


  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. When hot, add onion and saute for 3 minutes. Add garlic and saute 1 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
  2. Place beans and broth in food processor (or blender) and puree until smooth. Poor into skillet with onions and garlic.
  3. Heat over medium-low, adding peas, pesto, salt and pepper, and cook 7 minutes, stirring often until mixture thickens slightly.
  4. Serve over noodles, and garnish with peppers and mozzarella cheese.

Follow us on Pinterest at Coffee With Us 3
Check out our link parties here.
Linking up at Weekend Potluck.

Don’t forget to pin!
Easy & Yummy Vegetarian Black Bean Pesto


16+ Delectable Recipes for Meatless Meals | Vegetarian Recipes | Lenten Recipes • Dial M for Moms

Wednesday 5th of March 2014

[…] Black Bean Pesto from Lucy from Coffee With Us 3 […]

Kristin Baird

Friday 23rd of August 2013

Totally pinned this. Can't wait to try it!

Life With The Crust Cut Off

Wednesday 21st of August 2013

This looks awesome!!! We would love it if you would link up at our linky party: every Wednesday to Sunday.Hosted by: Parrish @ Life with the Crust Cut Off Dana @ This Silly Girl’s LifeWe hope to see you there!

Jessica McCoy

Wednesday 21st of August 2013

Pinned! Thanks for linking up to Wonderful Food Wednesday. ;)

Laura Crowther

Wednesday 21st of August 2013

Looks good - I love beans!

Skip to Recipe