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.

Recipe:

Peruvian White Beans and Rice

I enjoy the challenge of offering a vegetarian version of dishes I serve that are an equally delicious version of the meal that the carnivores are going to eat. How to transform Aguadito de Pollo without the pollo (chicken)? It’s a traditional Peruvian dish of soupy chicken and rice with tons of cilantro and spicy aji amarillo, but a vegetarian option was needed. I tried a bunch of different things from tofu to jackfruit but nothing worked nearly as well as creamy white beans.

Recipe:

Italian-style Barley and Cannellini Bean Soup

When fall comes, those cravings for hearty, warm comforting dishes hits. This soup has everything that you would want. Texture, abundant flavor and an aroma that just says healthy and fulfilling! From the Barley to those earthy pillows of starch this soup will touch you heart and taste buds in a most beautiful way!

Recipe:

Creamy White Bean and Broccoli Soup

A new take on the classic cream of broccoli soup, this delicious alternative gets the added benefit of creamy and hearty white beans and is ready in under 40 minutes. You can finish off with some grated cheddar cheese for an extra indulgence!

Recipe:

One-pot Italian Farro with White Beans and Tomatoes

Beans are such a great option for health and nutrition. Pair them with an exceptional grain like farro, and lovely produce, add in some wonderful Italian spices, and you have a dish that definitely doesn’t sacrifice flavor and texture. Perfect for busy weeknight meals, great summer recipe, served either warm or cold.  Thanks to Sugar Love Spices for sharing this great recipe!

Recipe:

Herby White Bean and Feta Dip

This light and creamy dip is perfect for summer noshing. Full of flavour, thanks to the feta, you can add whatever fresh herbs you like, though dill, chives and mint are surefire winners. This dip is nutritious and delicious, and it’s best served with crostini (or crackers) and fresh, seasonal vegetables. Can be packed along on a picnic or camping trip, too.

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?

Bean Basics

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!