19 Flavor Packed Legume Recipes
Legumes are a staple in the vegetarian diet, including everything from black beans to chickpeas. Here are our favorite legume recipes to inspire your cooking!
Legumes broadly describe a wide variety of ingredients, to include beans (like black, kidney, soy and butter beans), peas, chickpeas, and lentils.
And in addition to being delicious in a wide range of vegetarian recipes, legumes are healthy! Just one serving (about half a cup) provides 9 grams of protein and 9 grams of fiber – while being fat-free and packed with vitamins.
Needless to say, they’re a staple in the vegetarian diet, along with diets all around the world. You’ll commonly find legumes in Mediterranean, Mexican, and Italian cuisines. So if you’re in need of fresh legume recipes, I’ve rounded up a few of our favorites here!
This Roasted Chickpea Gyros recipe is an easy vegetarian dinner for feeding everyone on busy weeknights!
This easy Bean Salad recipe is famous in our house, and for good reason! Quick to make, packed with flavor, and perfect for bringing to potlucks!
With caramelized potatoes, spiced black beans, and a creamy chipotle sauce, these sweet potato black bean tacos are the ultimate vegetarian taco!
Ready to enjoy the cozy flavor and filling nutritional benefits of this easy chana dal recipe? Learn how to make this tasty, delicious Indian/Pakistani-inspired recipe.
For when you need a tasty tortilla chip dip recipe but don’t have more than 5 minutes to spare, this Easy Black Bean Dip recipe is coming to the rescue.
Easy, one pan Chickpea Pot Pie is a fantastic vegetarian-friendly rendition on classic chicken pot pie. It’s creamy and veggie-filled with a buttery, flaky crust that’s sure to satisfy cravings. It’s the perfect warm and hearty dish!
This authentic Huevos Rancheros recipe is an easy, healthy Mexican dish made with black beans, Pico de Gallo, and more!
I am about to impart on you the recipe to my favorite comfort food. My Mama’s own, award-winning, super-fast, one of a kind…TACO SOUP!
This Chickpea Tikka Masala recipe is an easy dinner to whip up when the Indian food cravings hit (plus, it’s vegan!)
This Roasted Red Pepper Soup draws inspiration from the delicious Spanish pepper sauce, romesco! With smoky roasted peppers, juicy Roma tomatoes, and a dollop of almond butter, this is a creamy soup that gets dinner on the table (in under 15 minutes!)
This easy Spanish Rice and Beans recipe is quick to whip up and is a great source of complete proteins!
This pumpkin soup is topped with smoky roasted chickpeas and fresh thyme, making it the ultimate cozy autumn recipe for busy weeknights!
This Coconut Kidney Bean Curry is an easy, flavorful dinner to whip up on busy weeknights (we’re talking ready in under 15 minutes!)
If you’re looking for a low carb dinner idea (or just a plain and simple healthy yet tasty recipe), you’re going to love this guide on how to make cauliflower fried rice!
This Mexican Street Corn Salad recipe is a healthy, simple take on elote, the delicious Mexican street vendor version of corn on the cob!
No cornstarch needed to make this deliciously crispy tofu recipe! This vegan air fried tofu tastes like it’s straight from the deep fryer (while being way lower in fat).
How to make homemade hummus in the four best flavors: traditional, roasted garlic, chipotle, and romesco! In just 5 minutes and with minimal ingredients, you can have smooth and creamy hummus.
These Fudgy Black Bean Brownies are a decadent gluten-free dessert (and no one will ever guess that they’re packed with fiber-filled black beans!)
This Chickpea Blondies recipe is a gluten-free dessert that’s full of creamy white chocolate and protein-packed chickpeas!