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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Zucchini and Corn Salad with Crispy Beans
It’s August in Ontario, meaning tomatoes, corn, and zucchini are at their best. This salad makes the most of our late summer harvest. We are adding crispy cranberry beans for a protein-packed crunch that is gluten-free, low fat, and delicious flavour. These addictive beans also make a great snack. I like to throw them into a bowl with roasted nuts and dried cranberries.
Loaded Black Bean Sheet Pan Nachos
Loaded black bean nachos are such a crowd-pleaser! They are easy to make and great to put out for a game night or Superbowl party. You just layer all the ingredients in a sheet pan, bake and enjoy. Customize the toppings to your liking. These nachos are vegetarian and are high in fibre and low in saturated fat!
Loaded Nachos with Black Beans, Corn and Chorizo
When the craving for nachos strikes, this loaded version with black beans, corn and chorizo is easy to make and super satisfying. This is a terrific combination of flavours and textures, with the black beans giving a boost of extra protein and fibre. Have bowls of favourite toppings on the table so everyone can make them their own.
Mediterranean Couscous White Bean Salad
Couscous is an ingredient that cooks in just five minutes, making it a great choice for a cold, make ahead salad! This Mediterranean inspired salad features white kidney beans, tomatoes, fresh basil and an easy balsamic dressing. Whip this up in just 20 minutes for any last minute summer barbecues.
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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.
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!