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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Many Bean Salad

Any combination of beans works here. Have fun varying the colors, textures and flavors. lf starting
with dried beans, cook them separately, since different varieties of beans

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Garlicky String Beans

Green and yellow string beans mingled with red pepper strips make a side dish that's pretty on the plate and delicious served warm, cold, or at room temperature. A popular vegetable salad during t

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Pureed Lentil Soup with Croutons

Crunchy slices of bread top this smooth lentil puree from Umbria. For added flavor, rub the croutons with a raw garlic clove while they are still warm.

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Parsley Pesto Spread

Made vibrantly green thanks to the addition of parsley, this spread goes beautifully with rolls and can take soup recipes to new heights of flavor.

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Marvelous Mushroom Barley Soup

I prefer meaty boneless short ribs for this soup, but I always add two pounds or so of marrow bones to make up for bone loss. The dried mushrooms and their soaking liquid add an incredible earthy

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