Beans and Legumes Recipes

Beans and legumes are served in everthing from main courses, appetizers, soups and salads. Usually high in protein, beans and legumes add both nutrition and texture to dishes. Many vegetarian meals feature beans and legumes, as they are hearty enough to act as a replacement for meats.
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Spicy Peanut Tofu Skewers

Tofu absorbs marinades well, which gives it more flavor, since otherwise it can be
rather bland. It is also firm enough to remain on the skewers if cooked quickly

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Umbrian Sausage and Lentil Stew

Sausage and lentils is a classic dish from Umbria. The lentils used there are a tiny, brown variety called lenticchie di Catelluccio. These tasty little legumes are paired with another Umbrian sp

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Uncle John's Minestrone

This hearty soup contains calcium from three different sources: kale, chicken stock and beans.  This is a great recipe to try on a busy weeknight, as it is so quick to prepare.

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Blacked-Eyed Peas and Pickled Pigs' Tails

The black-eyed pea is actually a bean. This preparation is almost as traditional as red beans and rice in the south. Black-eyed peas, red beans, white beans and navy beans can all be cooked in si

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Overnight Layered Chicken Salad

The idea of an overnight layered salad was still new when I found this recipe in the mid-'70s. Favored for its simplicity and creamy curry-flavored dressing, the salad has become a make ahead

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Corn, known to the Africans as Maize or Mealies, is used in countless ways: pound...

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There are many opportunities to make this salad because the ingredients are availa...

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Like the egg in egg salad or the tuna in tuna salad, tofu is a main component of t...

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If you're a little crazy about grilling (and I know you are!), you'll love this sp...

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Serve these beans hot, or at room temperature. Leftovers continue to taste wonder...

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In many Latin American countries, avocados and black beans are a first course food...

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