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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.

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.

Black Bean and Sun-Dried Tomato Dip

Black bean and sun-dried tomato dipRich in both color and flavor, this dip makes an elegant change from spicy black bean dip.

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.

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.

Bean-Seitan Burgers

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

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