Side Dish

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 proteinpacked 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.

Roasted Red Pepper and White Bean Dip

Roasted red pepper and white bean dip is an easy, flavourful and healthy appetizer. The dip is slightly sweet and smoky from the red peppers and pairs well with the crunchy pita chips. Serve it as an appetizer for guests or enjoy as a healthy snack anytime.

Cacio E Pepe White Beans

Along with Carbonara, Gricia and Amatriciana, Cacio e Pepe is one of the four classic pastas of Rome. This version is made with white kidney beans replacing the pasta.

Instant Pot Black Beans with Sofrito Rice

Thanks to electric pressure cookers, like the Instant Pot, we can have delicious, wholesome black beans on a busy weeknight. From start to finish, it takes just under an hour, no soaking required.

Black Bean and Couscous Salad with Basil Lime Dressing

The mild flavour of the couscous and black beans is punctuated by roasted sweet potato, kale, feta cheese, toasted almonds, and red onion. So many healthful and delicious ingredients are packed into this hearty salad. It's a super food city!

Quinoa, Corn and Kidney Bean Salad

You can’t go wrong with a fresh and bright quinoa salad with kidney beans, fresh corn, tomatoes and feta cheese. This is the perfect recipe to make on the weekend and enjoy for lunches throughout the week.

Herbed Navy Bean Fritters

Think of this recipe as a base template that you can make your own. Creamy navy beans can adapt to any flavour profile so feel free to experiment.