Meatless Monday: 5 Best Summer Bean Recipes

August 29, 2011

Red beans, black beans, canellini beans, garbanzo beans, green beans - with so many available varieties, fresh and dried, what is more perfect for summer than these simple no-cook or one-pot recipes? From fresh salads to tasty spreads, beans are miracle foods! High in protein and fiber, these quick and easy bean recipes are super healthy and ideal for summer cookouts and barbecues! Even better? All of these recipes are gluten free, vegetarian and vegan!

Dilled Bean Salad
Your favorite beans, garlic and onions, celery and a super simple  dressing make this cool summer salad perfect for picnics.

Zucchini and Black Bean Tostadas
Packed with veggies, black beans and a fresh tomato salsa make these quick and easy tostadas ideal for company.

White Beans with Garlic and Sage
A classic Italian recipe that couldn't be simpler.

White Bean Spread with Tomatoes
Perfect on your favorite toast triangles with fresh summer tomatoes and the easiest ever bean spread.

White Bean Salad
Ultimately customizable with spinach, beans, lemon, onions and an addictively delicious vinaigrette. 

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