Recipes

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.

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 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.

Bean Falafel with Tahini Sauce

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.

Berry Fruity Black Bean Smoothie

This "Berry" Fruity Black Bean Smoothie was the winning contest entry from our Make Your New Year Better with Beans smoothie recipe contest in 2021.  It's a super simple smoothie filled with the goodness of fruit and black beans, and sweetened with maple syrup.

Quick Sausage and White Bean Cassoulet

Cassoulet is traditionally a slow-cooked bean stew with several steps and a long ingredient list. It's good to make if you have the time and inclination, but for those of us short on both, this quick version comes together in a snap. Delicious and nutritious, this is a great meal for busy weeknights, plus there's just one pan to wash.

Bacon and White Bean Soup

This hearty and delicious soup is ready in under 45 minutes and will become a staple in your kitchen! Made with white navy beans, bacon and flavoured with fresh thyme, this simple recipe is packed with flavour.

Braised Romano Beans with Polenta

Romano beans are grown in Ontario and Manitoba under the moniker of Cranberry Beans or Speckled Sugar Beans and are soft with a sweet, almost nutty flavour, making them perfect for this type of braised dish.