As a vegan, you probably wolf down your fair share of beans, but if you need an excuse to up your bean eating quota, jump on the July 3rd National Eat Beans Day bandwagon and dig into the following high-protein and fiber-rich bean recipes.
Vegan bean recipes for National Eat Beans Day
- Slow Cooker Red Beans and Rice
- Green Hummus
- Quinoa and Edamame Salad
- White Bean and Radicchio Gratin
- Summer Beet and White Bean Salad
- Basic Hummus
- Broccoli Tomato and Chickpea Salad
- California Caviar with Black Beans
- Campfire Hobo Packets with Veggies and Garbanzo Beans
- Vegan Pasta e Fagioli
- Sweet Potato and Black Bean Soup
- White Bean and Watercress Baguettes
- Boston Baked Bean Sandwich
- Summer Succotash
- Black Bean Burger
Buying beans: Peruse the bulk section of your local health food market and stock up on the colorful assortment of dried beans, ranging from the usual black beans to the unusual anasazi beans. For the days you are pressed for time, take advantage of the delicious selection of canned beans available at any grocery store.
Bean nutrition: Beans are loaded with protein, fiber, iron, and magnesium, and supply about one-third of more of your daily value for folic acid. Canned beans are high in sodium because of their liquid they are canned with. To reduce the sodium level, simply pour them into a colander and run cold water over them to rinse. Beans are an excellent source of protein for vegans and are ultra versatile in the meat-free kitchen. Stock up and enjoy eating beans every day.