Vegetarian Beans and Lentils

Beans and lentils are protein powerhouses that jazz up vegetarian dishes like soups, casseroles, salads, and dips. Packed with essential nutrients and flavor, beans and lentils are a vegetarian's delight.

Southwest Bean Salad with Lime Vinaigrette

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Marinate kidney beans, garbanzo beans, crunchy vegetables, and cheese in a fresh-tasting lime dressing. Choose any combination of canned beans that you like.

Make-Ahead Minestrone

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Serve this meatless soup immediately or refrigerate and reheat to serve the next day, allowing flavors to blend and intensify. Serve it with dense-texture Italian bread.

Black Bean Cakes with Salsa

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This quick and easy meatless main dish recipe gets its bite when topped with slices of jalapeno pepper and salsa. Black beans combine with corn muffin mix to make the patties.

Total: 25 mins

Three-Bean Chili

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Prepare this low-fat chili in your slow cooker. It's richly flavored with tomatoes, beer, chocolate syrup and seasonings.

How to Make Refried Beans

Instead of reaching for the prepared can at the supermarket, learn how to make refried beans for your next Mexican meal. When cooked from scratch, this dish will be lower in fat and sodium than the canned convenience product. Refried beans are an ideal side dish for tacos, but they can also be used inside tortillas or as part of a layered dip.

Polenta and Beans

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This vegetarian main dish receives it's Mexican flair from black beans, diced tomatoes, and salsa. Prepare this low-fat recipe in 30-minutes or less.

Total: 20 mins

Hearty Vegetarian Chili

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Packed with lots of vegetables, hearty beans, and the perfect amount of seasoning, this vegetarian chili is so flavorful, no one will miss the meat. And at just over 200 calories per serving, it's a meal-in-a-bowl that satisfies, without the guilt! Fresh cilantro boasts a lively, pungent flavor that goes a long way. When buying, look for leaves with a bright, even color, and no signs of wilting. Store in a plastic bag inside the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

Total: 45 mins

Sweet Bean Pilaf

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Fresh green soybeans are tender and sweet with a nutty flavor that complements many grains. Try this colorful pilaf as a filling for cooked winter squash, sweet peppers, apples, or pears. The healthful recipe has almost 20 grams of fiber per serving.

Total: 25 mins

Baked Asiago Hummus

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How to Make Bean Soup

Learn how to make bean soup, and you'll always have a hearty, nutritious, and inexpensive meal, any night of the week.

Greek Lentil-Quinoa Casserole

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Lentils star in this protein-rich vegetarian casserole that contains all of your Mediterranean flavors, including oregano, feta, olives and tomatoes.

Curried Lentil Soup

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Humble lentils step out in spicy style with a flavor kick of ginger, curry powder, cumin, and cilantro in this soup recipe. If you like, a spoonful of sour cream swirled into the soup adds a complementary richness.

White Bean Dip

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Perfect for special occasions and deceptively simple, this sophisticated bean dip appetizer mixes up quickly.

Rotini Santorini Bake

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Feta cheese, black olives, and balsamic vinaigrette bring bold flavors to this baked pasta recipe.

Southern-Style Veggie Sliders

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Total: 35 mins

Seasoned Black Beans

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