Superfoods - Beans and Peas Recipes

With over 550 healthy recipes for beans, peas, garbanzos, and lentils, it's easy to bring this superfood to the table.

Staff Picks

Lentils And Spinach

Rating: 4.5 stars 447
This is my own adaptation of an Indian recipe. It doesn't look like much, but it is surprisingly yummy. Serve this for dinner over hot rice or a diced baked potato. Pair with carrots, cauliflower, or a fresh sliced tomato for a full meal.
By bobawood

Lemon Pepper Green Beans

Rating: 4.5 stars 379
These green beans are easy and delicious. They are a bit tangy, spicy, and crunchy with the almonds. My family's favorite!

Terry's Texas Pinto Beans

Rating: 4.5 stars 437
An old fashioned 'pot of beans' recipe. It starts with dry pinto beans, onion, and chicken broth. Add green chili salsa, jalapeno and cumin for the spicy kick.
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Black Bean, Sausage, and Sweet Potato Soup

Rating: 4 stars 72
An unusual blend of flavors create this flavorful soup. Garnish with fresh scallions.
By Ann

Vegan Split Pea Soup I

Rating: 4.5 stars 457
This makes a very thick vegetarian split pea soup. To make it thinner, reduce the amount of split peas or add more water. Depending on the density of split peas, it may take a while for the vegetables and peas to soften, but you can't really overcook this soup; just stir occasionally, and add water if it gets too dry. Seasonings can be altered to taste. Tastes even better reheated.

Refried Beans Without the Refry

Rating: 4.5 stars 2567
Refried beans are simple to make when cooked in a slow cooker. This recipe will yield flavorful, fat-free refried beans seasoned with garlic, jalapeno, and cumin.
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Quinoa and Black Beans

Rating: 4.5 stars 6012
Very flavorful alternative to black beans and rice. Quinoa is a nutty grain from South America.

Green Beans with Cherry Tomatoes

Rating: 4.5 stars 964
These beans are briefly boiled and tossed with cherry tomatoes in a buttery basil sauce to make the most yummy green beans ever! We serve these at Easter Dinner every year but are a delicious accent to any meal.

Spicy Slow Cooker Black Bean Soup

Rating: 4.5 stars 526
This soup can be served as is or run through the blender for a creamy version. You can adjust the spice to cool it down.

Spinach, Red Lentil, and Bean Curry

Rating: 4 stars 164
A very tasty vegetarian curry that will make your tastebuds water! Serve with rice or on naan.

Italian Peas

Rating: 4.5 stars 581
This is my mom's recipe. Let's just say, you'll never look at peas the same way again...they are sooo good.

Chana Masala (Savory Indian Chick Peas)

Rating: 4.5 stars 214
Indian food is not just curried sauces. It's not too exotic either. Unless 'exotic' is code for 'yummy and full of flavor.' This dish features a healthy mixture of chickpeas, tomatoes, onion, and spices. Both carnivores and vegetarians will enjoy this meal. My kids love it. Leave out the green chile if the kiddies will be eating. Serve over basmati or jasmine rice and enjoy. Namaste y'all!

Inspiration and Ideas

Black Bean Chili
Rating: Unrated 346
"Definitely a 'do again' meal! Great for a cold autumn winter night. Terrific meatless, low fat dinner!" – T SKI
Garbanzos with Fennel
Rating: Unrated 17
"I love this! It has such a nice home-made taste, and something that I'd pay for at a restaurant." – Stacey
Greek Pasta with Tomatoes and White Beans
Rating: 4 stars 572

An easy, quick, and tasty recipe. The flavors are wonderfully different as they are combined and meld together.