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Vegan Recipes: National Eat Your Beans Day

James Lucas

Posted on July 03 2015

 

National Eat Your Beans Day is a “live healthy” holiday celebrated every year on July 3.  This day celebrates the bean vegetable in all sizes, shapes and colors.  Beans (legumes) are one of the longest cultivated plants dating back to the early seventh millennium BCE.

Ultimate Green Taco Wraps with Lentil-Walnut Taco Meat

These lettuce-wrapped tacos are made with lentil-walnut taco meat, sautéed red peppers and onions, and cashew sour cream. This is veggie-packed meal of your dreams. You will hit the flavor, texture, freshness jackpot! These tacos prove that leftovers can be a great thing.

Roasted Potato and Asparagus Lentil Salad with Tangy Mustard-Lemon Dressing

Protein-packed and perfect for spring, this French green lentil salad makes a lovely side dish, main course, or spring potluck dish. Roasted potatoes and asparagus are folded into the salad along with a tangy mustard-lemon dressing.

Vegan Chili with Homemade Sour Cream

Hearty, satisfying, and veggie-packed, this vegan chili will leave you feeling full for hours.

Speedy Three-Bean Salad

This recipe makes 5 cups and has bite from the lemon, Dijon, and apple cider vinegar, but is countered from the acidity with a bit of pure maple syrup. Like many bean salads, it tastes better as it sits and is even better the next day once the dressing has mingled with the beans and veggies.

Black Bean Lentil Salad with Cumin-Lime Dressing

Hearty black beans and lentils mixed with cilantro, veggies, and a flavorful cumin-lime dressing.

Triple Bean Salad

Easy three bean salad, perfect for summer picnics and potlucks.

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