10 Hearty and Healthy Bean Recipes August 24, 2016

by Eat

Chapter 2 of the HelloFresh and legume love story, featuring ten healthy bean recipes you’ll love…

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Earlier this week, we published a post professing our love for beans and all their nutritional, sustainable, and budget-friendly awesomeness. So now that we’re on the same page about these humble and versatile little legumes, it’s time to get cooking.

If you were a bean skeptic before, prepare to be blown away by HelloFresh’s top 10 creamy, hearty, and healthy bean recipes featuring our favorite brand, the one and only Jack’s Quality.

1. Smoky Black Bean Cakes with Sweet Corn, Avocado Salsa, and Arugula

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Creamy black beans and sweet corn serve as the perfect base for these slightly spicy cakes. They’re crispy on the outside, lusciously soft on the inside, and spiked with just a hint of jalapeño.

2. Israeli Couscous Bowl with Feta, Herbed Veggies, and Crispy Chickpeas

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You haven’t tasted chickpeas until you’ve tried them roasted. Trust us, the delicious crunch is absolutely worth the wait. In this recipe, they’re tossed with buttery couscous and roasted veggies for a hearty meatless dinner.

3. Chipotle-Rubbed Chicken Salad with Pico de Gallo and Avocado

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This, my friends, is the burrito bowl of all burrito bowls. It contains the unbeatable flavor combo of chipotle and tangy lime zest, but what takes it up a notch is the oregano-scented black beans, homemade pico de gallo, and summery citronette dressing.

4. Chili-Roasted Shrimp with Spinach and White Bean Sauté, Feta, and Mint

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A touch of chili powder gives these shrimp a smoky and faintly spicy edge. Tossed into a colorful mix of spinach, onions, tomatoes, and cannellini beans, this is one healthy meal that doesn’t skimp out on flavor.

5. Steak Fajitas with Kiwi Salsa and Crispy Beans

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Yep, you read that correctly. We’ve incorporated kiwis into one of our beloved Tex-Mex recipes. A refreshing fruit salsa contrasts the crisp fried kidney beans and kick of spice for a fajita grand slam.

6. One-Pot Mexican Quinoa with Sweet Corn, Feta, and Black Beans

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Say goodbye to huge piles of dishes and long after-dinner cleanups. We’ve created a one-pot Mexican wonder loaded with hearty quinoa, black beans, and diced tomatoes—not to mention chunks upon chunks of creamy feta cheese.

7. Spicy Shakshuka with Chickpeas, Feta Cheese, and Chili Flakes


Shakshuka is the ultimate eggs-for-dinner meal. In this Israeli staple, eggs are poached directly in the protein-packed sauce but not cooked all the way through. After all, you need some runny yolk to dip that toast into!

8. Zesty Pork Chops with Summer Corn and Red Bean Salad

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The title “salad” doesn’t do this masterpiece justice. It’s full of all the seasonal flavors we love, like corn, red onion, tomatoes, and parsley. Plus, it’s got a generous serving of kidney beans for a punch of protein. Oh—and the honey-glazed pork chops aren’t too bad, either.

9. Zucchini and Smoky Bean Quesadillas with Lime Sour Cream and Romaine Salad

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Whoever said vegetarian meals aren’t filling has obviously never tried these quesadillas. They’re jam-packed with hearty black beans, colorful veggies, and shredded mozzarella cheese to hold all the deliciousness together. Get your napkins ready, folks. You’re going to need them.

10. Italian Panzanella with Cannellini Beans, Fresh Mozzarella, and Summer Veggies

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Whoever came up with the idea of tossing bread into salads was a genius. Not only does it absorb the dressing, but it adds a hearty crunch to this colorful vegetarian dish. For an extra kick of flavor, let the salad sit for 10 minutes before digging in.

While you’re at it, why not try some unique produce? You may be pleasantly surprised at how much you love these nutrient-dense wonders.


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