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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Traditional Boston Baked Beans

Salt pork slowly cooked with your choice of white beans will result in a magnificent pot of Boston baked beans. This recipe is certain to please a hungry crowd!

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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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Spicy Green Beans

This delicious Asian stir fry will light up your taste buds with a combination of crisp green beans and spicy peppers.

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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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Red Lentil Salad

Red lentils (which are actually orange in color) are sold in many gourmet and ethnic markets. They
are sweeter and milder in flavor and cook more quickly than brown lentils.

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