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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Cashew Green Beans

This quick and easy green bean side dish is perfectly suited to busy weeknight cooking. Not only does it taste great, it's good for you!

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Brown Rice and Lentil Salad

This simple salad of brown rice and lentils is a snap to put together. Loaded with nutritional value, it provides a satisfying main dish, or side to a more elaborate meal.

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Japanese Edamame Dip

Dip is always a party favorite, and provides a flavorful way of eating soy beans.

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Black Bean Jalapeno Succotash

This recipe creates a colorful and spicy diversion from standard succotash, and is a great addition at the dinner table.

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Garlic Lemon Hummus

This hummus is creamy and smooth.  It can be served as dip, and in some cases I have used it as a healthy sandwich spread as alternative to mayonnaise.

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