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Meatless Monday: 3 Mediterranean Bean Recipes

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Meatless Monday: 3 Mediterranean Bean Recipes
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If you've been on the Meatless Monday bandwagon for a while you probably already know the power of beans. Packed with fiber, protein and antioxidants, beans are often called a super food. So why not use them as a meat substitute? These Mediterranean bean recipes will show you how easy it is to make bean-based dishes with loads of flavor. Are you ready to put down your steak knife?

Italian White Bean Salad

A famous Tuscan salad made with cannellini beans, tomatoes, basil and plenty of extra virgin olive oil.

Orecchiette with Beans

Arugula pesto adds color and flavor to this easy pasta dish with kidney beans, spinach and white wine.

Ribollita

Prepared for centuries in Tuscany, this delicious bean and vegetable soup is thickened with bread.

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