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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.

Minestrone Soup

Minestrone soupThis classic Italian soup is always vegetarian, and if you leave off the parmesan cheese it’s vegan.

White Bean Salad

White bean saladThis is a simple and delicious recipe, perfect for a summer picnic.

Soy Milk

Homemade soy milkMaking your own soymilk takes a little time, but it’s very easy, it will last for a week in the refrigerator, and you don’t need to worry about any additives.

Tuscan Bean Dip

Tuscan bean dipThis elegant bean dip is known as fagioli in fiasco, or beans in a bottle. Traditionally made in Tuscany in a Chianti bottle cooked in embers in a brick oven, this modern version is creamy and delicious.

Vegetable Stir Fry

Vegetable stir-fryIf you’re looking for an easy way to make up a healthy meal out of leftover vegetables, a vegetarian stir-fry is the way to go.

Refried Beans

Refried-beansThis vegetarian version of refried beans is tastier and healthier than traditional ones, which are cooked in lard.

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.

How to Soak and Cook Beans and Legumes

Soaked chick peasBeans and legumes are an excellent source of vegetarian protein and a staple of many vegetarian diets. The drawback is that they take a long time to prepare, but once you know the techniques, you’ll find it’s not difficult at all.

Gallo Pinto

Gallo pintoGallo pinto, literally “spotted rooster,” is ubiquitous in Costa Rica and Nicaragua. It refers to black beans and rice cooked together, and is served at every meal, surrounded by various side dishes. It’s easy to make and very healthy.

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.

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