Legume Dishes

Ash-e Reshteh – Persian Spinach and Noodle Soup

Once you get comfortable with making this soup, you can go ahead and use any combination of greens and beans you want. For the greens, keep in mind that the majority should be spinach. If you don’t want to spend the time to prepare the dried beans, you can always used canned beans which takes a lot less time. If that is the case, add the beans near the end of the recipe so that they don’t overcook.

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Aush – Noodle Soup with Beef and Yoghurt

Aush is a soup of Afghan origin and made with noodles along with an assortment of vegetables in a rich tomato based broth. It is usually topped with sour cream and dried mint leaves. The aush can be rightly called the Afghani form of minestrone soup. Kidney beans and chick peas are often added to it in order to make it heavier. Aush is usually enjoyed in the winter or autumn season when the temperature dips considerably.

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Black Bean and Sweet Potato Chilli

This quick vegetarian chilli is packed with black beans, sweet potatoes, and the smoky heat of ground chipotle chillies. This meal is perfect as a snack, lunch, or dinner, and any extra can be frozen for another night.

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Black Bean Cakes with Queso Fresco

Coriander, onion, and garlic perk up these earthy bean cakes; feel free to throw in a minced fresh jalapeño if you like your black beans on the fiery side.

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Black Bean Soup

Packed full of fibre and goodness this spicy black bean and kale soup is sure to comfort on a cold winter day.

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Bulgur and Lentil Salad

This Emirati Bulgur and Lentil Salad is a quick, easy, and healthy side dish to make any time of the year.

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Chana Masala – Chickpea Curry

A classic Indian curry dish, Chana Masala is packed with flavour and a traditional side dish to many Indian meals. It is a popular vegetarian dish that is intensely spiced with cumin, turmeric, coriander, garam masala, and more.

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Cheesy Bean Nachos with Corn and Capsicum Salsa

Treat the family to a dish of bubbling nachos, where the cheesy goodness is balanced out by an iron-rich red kidney bean sauce and a zesty, veggie-packed salsa.

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Chickpea and Pita Salad

A zesty salad with Middle Eastern flavours and lots of refreshing vegetable textures.

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Chilli Bean Tacos with Rocket

Make a quick tomato sauce and simply stir in some mixed beans for sustenance and protein. Put it on some warmed tortillas with an avocado salsa and a dollop of lime yoghurt… another great combo discovered!

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Chilli Con Carne

There are many different versions of chilli con carne. Our version is a spicy stew containing chilli peppers, beef steak, tomatoes and beans. Other seasonings include garlic, onions, and cumin.

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Curried Chickpeas

Serve this side of curried chickpeas as part of an Indian meal for a healthy bit of spice.

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Dolmeh-yeh Felfel – Persian-style Stuffed Capsicum

Stuffed Capsicum are found in many cuisines, each having a different filling making them distinct to each. This version is the Persian-style.

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Ensalada de Pallares – Lima Bean Salad

This lima bean salad is like a Peruvian version of succotash. Lima bean salad is often served with ceviche, and it makes a wonderful picnic salad. As the flavours tend to intensify and improve overnight, it’s perfect for making ahead.

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Espinacas con Garbanzos – Spinach and Chickpeas

Try our authentic Spanish style espinacas con garbanzos recipe (spinach and chickpea stew) for an inexpensive, quick and easy Spanish appetiser or side-dish recipe

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