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!