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Appetizers


Berry Bean Bread

Makes 1 loaf of bread or 24 muffins (12 servings) 3 cups all-purpose flour ¾ cup white, granulated sugar (can use low calorie sugar substitute) 1 tablespoon baking powder ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon baking soda 1 ½ cup cooked navy beans, cooked without salt 2/3 cup orange juice 1 large egg 1 cup nonfat […]

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Heart Health Bars

Makes 18 bars 1 cup white, granulated sugar (can use low-calorie sugar substitute) 1 cup soy flour ¾ cup all-purpose or wheat flour ¾ cup oat bran ¾ cup flax seed, ground 1 tablespoon baking powder ¼ teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons cinnamon 1 ½ cups cooked black beans, cooked without salt ¾ cup orange juice […]

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Fruity Bean Logs

Makes 24 logs or balls 1 cup dried apricots 1 cup dried apples 1 cup seedless raisins ½ cup dried prunes 1 cup walnuts, chopped ½ cup coconut, shredded 1 cup cooked great northern beans, cooked without salt ½ cup honey ¼ cup peanut butter, creamy ¾ cup powdered sugar Chop dried apricots, dried apples, […]

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10 Sep 2012 Posted in Appetizers, Vegetarian Dishes

Tuscan White Bean Hummus

Ingredients 1 1/2 cup White Kidney Beans, Drained 3 tablespoon Tahini Butter 2 fluid ounce Lemon Juice 1/2 teaspoon Salt 1/4 cup Basil, Chiffonade 1 fluid ounce Extra Virgin Olive Oil Preparation 1. Place all ingredients into a food processor and pulse until smooth Serving Size 40

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Stuffed Eggs for a Crowd

This recipe calls for discarding the hard boiled egg yolks; however, if you prefer, puree the yolks with the beans for a new twist on traditional deviled eggs. Makes 28 egg halves Ingredients 14 eggs, hard cooked, peeled 1 15-ounce can, rinsed and drained, or 1 3/4 cups cooked dry-packaged garbanzo beans 1/4 cup plain […]

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Mexican Black Bean and Spinach Pizza

This recipe tops any you’ll find at a pizza joint. Makes 4 servings Ingredients 1 10-ounce Italian cheese-flavored thin pizza crust (such as Boboli) 1 15-ounce can, rinsed and drained, or 1 3/4 cups cooked dry-packaged black beans 2/3 cup onion, chopped 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon chili powder 1 garlic clove, minced 1/2 […]

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Hummus

This garbanzo bean dip is a party staple that is easy to pull together at the last minute. Serve it with pita bread, crackers and vegetables for dipping. Makes 1 1/2 cups Ingredients 1/3 cup toasted sesame seeds or 1/4 cup tahini 1/8 teaspoon crushed red chiles 1 15-ounce can, rinsed and drained, or 2 […]

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Cranberry Bean Pizza

With this recipe, you’ll have a hot bean-cheesy slice ready in less than 15 minutes. Makes 4 servings Ingredients 1 15-ounce can, rinsed and drained, or 1 3/4 cups cooked dry-packaged cranberry beans 1 small zucchini, sliced 1 small onion, chopped 1 cup sliced mushrooms 1 (15-inch) prebaked pizza crust 3 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese […]

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Black Bean Cakes

These spicy bean croquettes can be made ahead; stop at step 2, and finish up the recipe just before serving. Makes 20 bean cakes Ingredients 3 15-ounce cans, rinsed and drained, or 5 1/4 cups cooked dry-packaged black beans 2 large eggs 3 cups toasted fresh breadcrumbs made from crustless French bread, divided 1 cup […]

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Bean Dip Athenos

Balsamic vinegar adds a kick to this quick, Greek-inspired bean dip. Serve with crackers and vegetables for dipping. Makes 24 servings (about 2 tablespoons each) Ingredients 2 15-ounce cans, rinsed and drained, or 3 1/2 cups cooked dry-packaged garbanzo or navy beans 2/3 cup fat-free sour cream 2 teaspoons minced garlic 4 teaspoons balsamic vinegar […]

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