Best 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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The Best Peanut Butter Pie

For the peanut butter junkies. Even better with a chocolate cookie crust and chocolate shavings.

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Polish Lentil Soup

My mother, who came from Vilna, Poland, used to make this on Sundays when our store was closed.  She would take over the cooking, and we looked forward to her making this soup.

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Spicy Lime Black Beans

Here's a Mexican take on barbecued baked beans. Black beans stand in for navy beans, and a sweet-hot spice mix replaces the molasses. Cilantro and lime perk up the flavors. Serve this as a side dis

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Risotto con FagioliI

An Italian inspired version of beans (fagioli) and rice, this hearty entree is flecked with basil and fresh parsley.

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Barley, Bacon, Lentils and Tomatoes

Hearty lentils are flavored with crumbled bacon and stewed tomatoes, in this tasty side dish.

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If you're a little crazy about grilling (and I know you are!), you'll love this sp...

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Serve these beans hot, or at room temperature. Leftovers continue to taste wonder...

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In many Latin American countries, avocados and black beans are a first course food...

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