Made at Home: Black Bean Ginger Sauce

It’s important to eat your veggies, but it’s not always easy. If not properly prepared they can be bland, boring, and just plain gross. The easiest solution to the veggie blahs? Sauce, sauce, sauce! A delicious sauce can transform almost any sad-looking vegetable into the star of the plate. Don’t believe me? Just dip a carrot into some hummus, or throw a hunk of cauliflower into some curry.

The only downside to sauce is that it can sometimes be loaded with fat and calories. Pre-made, bottled sauces can be tough on the waistline, so I like to make my own whenever possible. Here’s a super easy stir fry sauce I whipped up this week. It’s really simple, full of flavour, and low on fat.

You’ll need:
1/2 cup black beans (rinsed and drained)
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup soy sauce
4 tsp brown sugar
4 tsp corn starch
Fresh chopped ginger – as much as you like
1 clove garlic (optional)

Combine all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into a strainer to remove black bean skins. Heat in a saucepan until boiling and thickened. Remove from heat, add to a stir fry or bottle and use later…told you it was easy!


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