Vegetarian recipes and info


Tag - 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.

Eggplant and Black Bean Chili

Eggplant and black bean chiliEggplants add texture and a great flavor to this hearty chili. The chocolate is an interesting touch, but can definitely be omitted if it sounds too weird.

Warm White Bean Salad

Warm white bean saladI served this warm white bean salad at a dinner party and more than half the guests wanted the recipe. It is absolutely delicious and very easy to make.

Bean-Seitan Burgers

Red bean seitan burgersRed beans combined with wheat gluten make a hearty and almost disturbingly meat-like burger.

Vegetable Salad

Vegetable saladThis salad is colorful, tasty, and a good way to use up some leftover vegetables.

White Bean and Black Olive Salad

White bean and black olive saladGarlicky black olives stirred into white beans make a flavorful salad that’s delicious at any time of year.

Spinach Dip

Vegan spinach dipSpinach dip is a classic at parties, but this vegan version is even better.

Cashew Chili

Cashew chiliCashew chili is easy, delicious, filling, and vegan. What more can you ask for? 🙂

Vegetarian Pot Pie

Vegan pot pieThis pot pie recipe is better than the TV dinner version for two reasons: it’s vegetarian and it’s prepared and baked, rather than frozen and microwaved. It’s also quick and flexible, so give it a try.

Polenta and Beans

Ugali - Polenta and beansA simple recipe from Tanzania: a polenta-like porridge served with mildly spiced red beans.

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.

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