This soup is simply stunning, one you'll want to make over and over again. Black beans don't have a strong flavour of their own but they do carry other flavours superbly, while at the same time yielding a unique velvety texture.
Spicy, unusual and made in minutes, this dip is a great addition to your repertoire when you want some interesting nibbles. Serve it with potato wedges, crudites or strips of toasted pitta bread.
What a flavour sensation – and so easy! Great for outdoor eating, the salmon is coated in a paste of ginger, lime, coriander, cinnamon and cumin then served with a zingy salsa of black beans, tomatoes, chilli and lime.
Surely one of the nation's most popular family supper dishes, chilli con carne is a spicy treat, especially if you make Delia's version, with lime, coriander and black beans.
A dead simple recipe this, with a wonderfully exotic combination of textures and flavours. Perfect for serving to friends.