Beans are the overachievers of the store cupboard: cheap, versatile, and filling, they also happen to be some of the richest sources of fibre and plant-based protein around. So, whether you want to bulk up a stew or add protein and texture to a zingy salad, beans should be your go-to ingredient. Read on for some of our favourite bean recipes . . .
With black beans, kidney beans, AND lentils, this spicy, protein-packed vegetarian chilli is ideal for feeding a crowd. Serve with brown rice, a dollop of crème fraîche, and some sliced avocado if you've got it.
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Rachel Ama’s Vegan Eats: Tasty plant-based recipes for every day
Tasty vegan food inspired by Rachel's Caribbean, West African and British roots.
With bold, mouthwatering recipes, fresh twists on old favourites, and delicious bakes.
Full of clever tips and hacks to help you create exciting, flavourful vegan dishes.
Mung beans are often overlooked, but here they play a starring role accompanied by a tangy dressing and some deliciously savoury sun-dried tomatoes.
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Pizza. Beans. Need we say more?
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This one's for the slow cooker enthusiasts out there: a homemade twist on baked beans flavoured with tangy pomegranate molasses, smoky paprika, and mustard powder.
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A hearty, Cajun-inspired one-pot, this vegan recipe can be easily adapted to make use of whatever beans you happen to have in your store cupboard and whatever vegetables happen to be in the fridge.
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A flavourful tagine with a side of zingy lemon couscous, this dish would also be great served with a fried egg on top.
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Rachel Phipps's take on baked beans is guaranteed to become your new go-to store cupboard comfort food. The beans are infused with the mouthwatering flavour of chorizo, and are especially good served on toast.
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A colourful, vegetarian take on the Spanish classic, paella, this dish features a trio of beans along with saffron-scented rice, roasted red peppers, and olives.
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A classic chilli containing kidney beans, black beans, and refried beans, this would make an excellent filling for a fluffy baked potato.
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