When 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.
A spicy black bean paste that works great as a dip, in burritos, or on nachos.
Beans and legumes are an excellent source of vegetarian protein and a staple of many veg*n 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.
Black beans, zucchini, and a bit of cheese sandwiched between two tortillas - this may be the best quesadilla you've ever tasted.
Vegetable soup is one of those things that don't really need a recipe - you can customize the ingredients to your heart's content. This recipe is really just a set of guidelines to give you some ideas about what to include.
Quick-cooking mung beans make a nutritious, protein-packed salad.
Red beans and squash make these veggie burgers from Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula unique.
This spicy, garlicky, and surprisingly sweet black bean soup is hearty enough to stick to your ribs!
These black bean veggie burgers from Jamaica are spicy and delicious.
Gallo 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.