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.
If you like Mediterranean food, this is a great take on a classic. A great blend of beans meets tantalizing spices, all formed into a beautiful ball that is fried to a golden brown. A delight to eat with the freshness of the cucumber sauce and the richness of the tahini sauce which go beautifully with a nice warm pita and some dressed tomatoes.
Salty prosciutto, savoury roasted vegetables, fresh mozzarella and a black bean tapenade is pressed between whole grain rye bread for a delicious lunch or dinner.
Sautéed spinach and white pea beans are stuffed into bread boats and topped with eggs, crumbled bacon and cheddar cheese for a filling weekend breakfast.
Fresh haddock filets simmered in a tomato, basil and white bean sauce. Serve over brown rice or with a side salad.
Chipotle peppers in adobo sauce make a spicy base for this festive Mexican black bean soup. Loaded with corn, black beans, cooked brown rice and generously topped with diced tomatoes, red onion, sliced avocado, sour cream and, or course, cilantro.
For a twist on how to serve chili, try this baked enchilada recipe that starts off with a fabulous Beef and Black Bean Chili, made from pantry basics.
For the fall evenings that get chilly but need something quick, this beef and mushroom chili will fill you up with a delicious, warm, one-pot meal.