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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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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Spicy Red Lentils and Rice

The yogurt and sesame topping are cool, refreshing touches, on this spicy lentil and rice dish.

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Whiskey Peanut Chocolate Bites

A delicious chocolate candy recipe, made entirely dairy free.

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Japanese Hummus

This hummus offers the same texture and feel as traditional hummus, however soy beans create a richer and smoother texture.

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Cashew Green Beans

This quick and easy green bean side dish is perfectly suited to busy weeknight cooking. Not only does it taste great, it's good for you!

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

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