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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Cuban Rice and Black Bean Pilaf

This popular Cuban rice dish won't win any beauty contests, but the depth of flavor is fantastic. To make healthier rice and black beans, I use olive oil instead of bacon fat.

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Cuban Style Black Beans

Black beans are one of the most versatile and popular foods in Latin America, enjoyed from the Caribbean to Chile. The classic Cuban preparation is more a soup than a bean dish, designed to be lad

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Black Bean Spread

This is a very simple recipe that has lots of flavor, fiber and protein.  Try this with tortilla chips at your next party.

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Black Beans and Pumpkin

Beans and pumpkin, both native to the Americas, come together in this dish to create an unforgettable marriage of flavors.

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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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