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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Navajo Tacos

Puffy fried bread rounds filled with beans and beef are popular fare at rodeos, fairs, and fiestas throughout the West. If you don't mind a bit of a mess, eat these big sandwiches with your ha

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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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Easy Hummus Dip

This dip is quick to put together, and is ideally served with fresh or toasted pita bread.  If you use canned garbanzos, rinse them with cold water and drain them well.

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Fresh Green Beans with Heat

I like to have fresh green beans often when they are in season. Their flavor is bright and their texture crisp. They require only a minute or two in boiling water and a pinch of salt after. Howe

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Hummus 101

Hummus is a wonderfully easy dip to make and a healthy serving choice.  Make this recipe ahead of time, so the flavors have time to meld while refrigerating.

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