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Recipe box: beans

Dried beansBeans are an important source of vegetarian protein. Lucky for us, they are also versatile and delicious! Take a look at this list of different ways to enjoy beans in soups, salads, veggie burgers, and more.

Remember that most dried beans, which are cheaper and tastier than canned beans, need to be soaked before cooking. And if you just don’t have time for that, the beans in most recipes can be replaced by lentils.

Bean and Olive Soup

Bean and olive soupWhite beans and black olives combine with various herbs and veggies to make a hearty soup.

Bean Burritos

You can either make these burritos yourself or put the ingredients on the table and let everyone build their own.

Bean Salad with Walnuts and Feta

Bean saladWhen you cook your own beans, they are one of the healthiest things out there, and they are delicious with just a pinch of salt. They are also wonderful paired with feta and toasted walnuts, as in this simple bean salad.

Black Bean Burgers

These black bean veggie burgers from Jamaica are spicy and delicious.

Black Bean Dip

A spicy black bean paste that works great as a dip, in burritos, or on nachos.

Black Bean Soup

This spicy, garlicky black bean soup is hearty enough to stick to your ribs!

Black Bean Zucchini Quesadillas

Black bean zucchini quesadillasBlack beans, zucchini, and a bit of cheese sandwiched between two tortillas – this may be the best quesadilla you’ve ever tasted.

Cashew Chili

Cashew chili is easy, delicious, filling, and vegetarian. What more can you ask for? :-)

Cashew Seitan

Cashew seitanI was never a huge fan of Chinese food, but one dish I did like was cashew chicken. With some tinkering, I came up with a quick and easy seitan version.

Fried Rice

Fried rice is an easy, versatile, and quick vegetarian recipe. In fact, the hardest part is remembering to make the rice at least several hours beforehand, so that it has time to chill.

 
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