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.
Sign-up to receive tasty bean recipes right to your inbox!
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!
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.
White Bean, Tuna and Asparagus Salad
Loaded with fresh lemon and dill, this zippy white bean, tuna and asparagus salad is the perfect salad to welcome spring. Prep this ahead of time for a healthy lunch–it also makes a great side dish for a barbecue.
White Bean Bomba Crostini
If you have a can of white cannellini beans and a jar of the spicy, Italian condiment Bomba, you have found a match made in heaven. The creamy sweetness of the beans is balanced by the bite of chilis and the mint adds a hit of freshness. Perfection in under 20 minutes.
You can make the bean mixture ahead of time, as it keeps well in the fridge for a few days, and then just slice up as many baguette slices as you need for the serving. You can also mix it with cold pasta or serve it on polenta or, do what I do, and just eat it straight out of the bowl!
Carole Nelson Brown – The Yum Yum Factor
Bean Falafel with Tahini Sauce
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!