Eat Your Legumes--They're Good for You

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Eat Your Legumes--They're Good for You

Pasta with White Bean and Tomato Sauce, Arugula, and Parmesan
Really simple, really easy, and packed with flavor, this pasta with white bean and tomato sauce is one of my favorites…


Credit: Tyler Sullivan

Sautéed Sugar Snap Peas with Lemon and Shallots
Inspired by a brilliantly simple Todd English broccoli recipe, this dish adds lemon peel and shallots for a bright, colorful side dish…

Credit: Jessica Chou

Sautéed Italian Flat Beans
This is a great side dish for anyone who's looking for something quick and easy on a busy weeknight…

Credit: Jane Bruce

Lentils with Bacon and Onion
I love to add bacon to my lentils and a little onion, and it is such a simple dish, but tastes incredible…

Credit: Milisa Armstrong

Southwestern Pinto Bean Veggie Burgers
Making veggie burgers from scratch does take more time than heating up a frozen patty, but it is so, so worth it…


Credit: Anjali Shah

Indian Cauliflower "Sabji" with Peas and Carrots
This recipe for Cauliflower "Sabji" comes straight from my dad’s kitchen — it is a classic…

— Anjali Shah

Click here to see the Indian Cauliflower "Sabji" with Peas and Carrots Recipe.

Weeknight Black Bean Vegan Tacos
These are the types of dinners I love during the week: easy-to-make, minimal prep work, packs a punch of flavor, and most importantly, a dish that everyone loves…

Credit: Alyssa Brantley

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We can't help it — the recipes this week were so great that we have to say it: They're worth a hill of beans. And then some peas and lentils, too, just for good measure.

Check out these Tasty Legume Recipes

Legumes are a boon to vegetarians for their high-quality protein content, and they're also a great source of dietary fiber. Fresh beans and peas are a great addition to salads and make wonderful side dishes, and dried peas and lentils are great thickeners for soups and stews — there are tons of possibilities.

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