Better with Beans
Low in fat and packed with fibre, beans are a source of quality protein and are extremely
versatile. Whether baked into muffins, added to tacos, or mixed into any favourite dish, the mild,
complementary flavour helps everyday families make healthy choices easier and every meal
better—everything is Better with Beans.
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Pasta fagioli e cozze
Pasta and beans with mussels, “Pasta fagioli e cozze” in Italian, is a traditional Neapolitan pasta dish that pairs beans and mussels in a “soupy” pasta dish. Absolutely comforting and fabulously delicious.
Roasted Red Pepper and White Bean Dip
Roasted red pepper and white bean dip is an easy, flavourful and healthy appetizer. The dip is slightly sweet and smoky from the red peppers and pairs well with the crunchy pita chips. Serve it as an appetizer for guests or enjoy as a healthy snack anytime.
Cacio E Pepe White Beans
Along with Carbonara, Gricia and Amatriciana, Cacio e Pepe is one of the four classic pastas of Rome. Despite being such a simple-sounding dish, it is quite finicky because if your temperatures are too high, the cheese will get stringy and ruin the texture.
I was thrilled to discover that the starchy bean liquid from a can of beans creates the perfect substitution for pasta water and to make life easier. Serve it over polenta, as a side with garlicky rapini and some roast lamb but remember, it’s rich so a little goes a long way.
White Bean, Chicken and Tomatillo Chili
Hearty white bean, chicken and tomatillo chili–or is it a stew? Made with canned white kidney beans, chicken breast, tomatillos, salsa verde and corn this satisfying dish is perfect for colder days! Stir in some corn and kale at the end for extra brightness.
Traditional Zuppa Toscana with Farro and Beans
Traditional Zuppa Toscana with farro and beans, is a hearty, healthy, comforting winter recipe guaranteed to warm your heart. Lovely kale combined with cannellini beans and farro, in a wonderful vegetable broth, with hints of tomato, garlic, and subtle spice. Straight from the region of Tuscany, Italy, to your kitchen.
Types of Beans
Ontario grows nine types of beans. Learn more about each variety here.
Nutrition & Health
It’s commonly known that beans are good for you — but do you know how good?
Learn how to properly store, select, soak and cook Ontario beans.
Better with Beans
Learn more about this amazing superfood
and why everything is better with beans!