Dinner

Mediterranean Pasta and White Bean Salad

Warmer weather means it’s time to start thinking about picnics, potlucks, and pasta salads! This recipe is loaded with tender pasta, fresh kale, creamy white beans, sun dried tomatoes, briny olives, and heaps of Parmesan and feta cheese. Tossed in a bright and garlicky basil dressing, the pasta salad tastes best after it rests in the fridge for an hour before serving, and given the sturdiness of the greens, it’s perfect for make-ahead meal planning too. Not only does the pasta salad taste delicious, it’s nutrient-dense thanks to the fibre and protein rich white beans and the superfood that is kale.

Rajma Dal

Most people think that Indian food uses mainly chickpeas and a ton of lentil varieties, but this Northern Indian dal uses red kidney beans simmered with tomato, onion and spices. Its quite hot, due to the Kashmiri red chili powder and tastes even better the next day. This is my quick, weeknight version using canned red kidney beans with a couple of shortcuts in method but no shortcuts in flavour.

Sheet Pan Black Bean and Veggie Quesadillas

The whole family will love these easy black bean quesadillas with bell peppers, onions, corn and garlic for a simple, vegetarian dinner where beans are the star. Bake in a sheet pan in the oven for easy, hands-free cooking.

Jambalaya

Indulge in the vibrant flavours of this easy one-pot Jambalaya recipe. Packed with andouille sausage, shrimp, black beans, and peppers, this Cajun-inspired dish brings the taste of Louisiana to your table. Simmered with aromatic spices and fire-roasted tomatoes, it's a satisfying meal that will transport your taste buds. Top it off with garnishes of choice and enjoy this family favourite!

Jerk Salmon Bites with Bean Pineapple Salsa

Enjoy the bold flavors of these Jerk Salmon Bites, perfectly spiced and full of Caribbean flair. Paired with a refreshing Bean Pineapple Salsa, the combination of tender salmon, black beans, sweet pineapple, and zesty lime creates a delightful burst of tropical goodness in every bite.

Sausage Rolls

The perfect combination of savoury sausage, hearty beans, and aromatic spices encased in a buttery, flaky puff pastry. These sausage and bean rolls are a mouthwatering treat that will pass as a sophisticated appetizer at a party or an afternoon snack for your kids to dunk in ketchup!

Creamy Bean & Mushroom Risotto

Experience the ultimate comfort of this Creamy Bean and Mushroom Risotto made effortlessly in a pressure cooker. The rich and velvety Arborio rice is infused with earthy mushrooms, hearty white kidney beans, and Parmesan cheese for a touch of creaminess (and a boost of fibre). This dish is a quick and delicious weeknight meal that will leave you wanting more.

Plant-Powered Portabella & Bean Bowl

This flavourful vegetarian recipe brings the essence of a delicious bean and mushroom burrito to a bowl. Featuring smoky portabella mushrooms, seasoned taco rice, and a hearty black bean and corn salsa, every spoonful is bursting with savoury, Mexican-inspired flavours.