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Recipes : Supplement to Beans, Veggies, Grains blog.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Since I have gotten some messages and comments requesting the recipes from my last blog, I decided to do a little digging. I have posted a few previous blogs that contain some of the recipes, so I’ll post links for those.
Some are recipes and some just sort of came together with what I had on hand. I know that some were inspired by recipes I have seen in magazines or online, so I don’t claim to be some sort of recipe-creating genius. And while I think they are all delicious, I don’t also won’t claim that you will necessarily love them too!

I’m posting these in the same order that they appeared in my last blog.

Old tried and true recipes:

Black Bean Burgers recipe and description can be found here

Black Bean salad recipe and description can be found here

Black Bean Casserole recipe and description can be found here

Sante Fe Quinoa recipe and description can be found here

Beans, Rice, Veggies recipe and description can be found here

New trying them out recipes:

Black Bean Salad
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
½ lime or lemon, juiced
¼ cup fresh cilantro
½ tsp cumin
Salt and pepper to taste
Garnish with guacamole or avocado if desired

Combine beans with the rest of the ingredients, adjusting spices to taste.

Whipped Red Potato
For this I just diced two potatoes, steamed them in the microwave for 12 minutes and then used a food processor to whip them with Greek yogurt, garlic, salt, paprika and pepper.

Sweet Potato and Baked Beans

This one is all Caitlin’s!


Roasted Green Beans

Green beans, your favorite oil, any spices you desire, roast at 450 degrees for 15 minutes or until the texture you desire.

Sweet Potato and Bean Mash

1 can black beans, drained and rinsed (or any beans you like)
1 large sweet potato, precooked and diced
½ cup onion, diced
½ cup bell pepper, diced
½ cup tomato, diced
1 jalapeno
1 garlic clove, minced
½ cup salsa
¼ cup fresh cilantro
1 tbsp fresh lemon or lime juice

In a large skillet over medium-heat sauté the onion, jalapeno and bell pepper for 3-4 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for an additional minute.

Add the sweet potato, tomato, salsa, black beans, cilantro, lemon juice and spices to the pan. Heat through. Salt to taste if desired.

Can be served in tortillas, lettuce leaves, or eaten directly out of a bowl. Add guacamole or sour cream if desired.

Baja Bean Quinoa

(makes enough to bring to a potluck, adjust serving size as necessary)
You can use whatever beans you like, I used three of my favorites.

4 cups cooked quinoa
1 can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 can red beans, drained and rinsed
½ cup onion, diced
¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped

¼ cup red wine vinegar
2 tbsp sugar
¼ tsp salt
¼ tsp pepper
Add other spices if desired to taste: parsley, cumin, whatever you like.

Combine dressing ingredients in a small bowl and mix well.
Combine beans, quinoa, onions, and cilantro in a large bowl and mix well.
Pour dressing over mixture and chill in the fridge for at least two hours for flavor to fully sink in.

If you have any questions feel free to leave a comment or send me a message!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
IMEMINE1 3/3/2011 8:12PM

    These all sound great.

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JANICEMC 2/14/2011 4:37PM

    Thanks! I am going to be trying all of these. :-)

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PAG2809 1/19/2011 9:47PM

    Thank you!

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STEPFANIER 1/18/2011 9:10AM

  Love, love, love these recipes. I might feature them on the dailySpark soon. :) I'll be in touch.

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