MY LEGUME LOVE AFFAIR
Black Bean, Tomatillo and Green Olive Salsa
The only saving grace was a ravishingly salty and sassy jolt of fresh salsa, so good that I scarfed it down before I could artistically arrange it in a bowl. So very good, in fact, that I made it a second time, and, again, scarfed it down before I could get it into that bloody bowl. It is said by fairies, elves and other supernatural types that the third time is the charm.
A special thanks to Susan, the creator of this fabulous event!
Lentil Beans with Spanish Chorizo Sausage
A family Spanish recipe.
A hearty stew flavored with fresh vegetables, Spanish Chorizo and
Pimenton (Spanish Paprika).
Des Moines, Iowa
Judias Blancas Con Espinaca (Spinach and Beans)
I love legumes. Packed with protein, nutrients and best of all, my
kids will eat them!! Now that local Spring veggies are in season,
this is a great dish to use up that Spinach.
Des Moines, Iowa
Kairi Ki Dal/ Raw Mango Dal
I like to dedicate this recipe to all the buddy bloggers who visit, appreciate and encourage me.
Bangalore, Karnatka, India
Mutter Paneer Masala / Green Peas with Indian Cottage Cheese
When the soft and gorgeous green peas combines with a golded fried, pleasant-tasting paneer with some aromatic and flavourful Indian spices the outcome is simply luscious and palatable.
Bangalore, Karnatka, India
Rajma N Tomato Rice
Red kidney beans (Rajma) are grown in many places around the world and can be found in the cuisines of Spain and Latin America. These kidney beans are large and deep maroon in colour.
Lobia Mushroom Curry
Lobia is an Indian curry made with black eyed beans. Made with freshly roasted and ground aromatic spices along with other ready made spices this dish has a wonderful flavour. The aroma infused by freshly ground spices along with the creamy texture imparted by ground coconut, this dish goes well with Indian breads like Chapati/Roti/Naan.
Loves Park, Illinois, USA
Chole Paneer Masala
Chole (Chickpeas/Garbanzo Beans) masala originated in North India and is popular all over the country especially by the name Chole Bature. Chole/Channa is served with Batura which is an Indian bread deep fried in oil. This is a popular breakfast dish served with curd and pickles. It is also a snack food sold by street vendors. The method of preparation varies in different parts of the country due to the choice of spices and other ingredients. Paneer, a protein rich food is made by curdling boiled milk with lime juice or vinegar. This is later strained and squeezed and kept with weights on top for some time before cutting into pieces.The addition of paneer to Chole gives an added taste to the entire dish.
Loves Park, Illinois, USA
A deep fried fritter made with chickpea flour and split moong dal.
Perfect snack with tea.
15 Bean Sloppy Joe’s
A new take on a classic favorite… this recipe adds 15 Bean soup to a traditional Sloppy Joe recipe. The results are something the entire family will LOVE!
A rich Indian curry that is made with Chick peas as the main ingredients. It is an excellent side dish for Indian breads like pooris, Naans and Chappathis.
Sausages with Lentils
This is a simple & fast “surely-you-have-everything-on-hand” kind of meal.
Oh, and its delicious too.
Red Lentil and Preserved Lemon Soup
The soup was hearty, spicy and delicious. E was very impressed and we both had a second helping because it tasted so good.
Black-eyed Pea and Bottle Gourd Kurma
This black eyed peas and bottle gourd kurma is a delicious gravy and goes well with bread or rice with its coconut and fennel seed aroma.
Healthy Sprouted Bhel
A Spicy Indian quick snack for entertaining!
Red Chori (Red Small Beans) Salad
Red Small Beans, (Red chori) also known as adzuki beans, are small, oval, dark-reddish brown beans. They have a strong, unsually sweet flavor and creamy texture.
Plantain & Blackbeans Veggie Patty
Believe it or not, plantain is one of the healthiest foods in the world in terms of its nutritional value. The nutritional value of plantain is even greater than that of its closest relation banana. When cooked, the fruit is extremely low in fat, high in fibre and starch. It is very low in cholesterol and salt too.
Rajma (Kidney Bean) Salad
Kidney beans are an excellent source of molybdenum!
Sprout Curry with Goda Masala
Goda masala is a fragrant spice mix from Maharashtra. It keeps for a couple of years in the freezer and I use it just for this recipe with any kind of soaked and cooked beans or sprouted lentils.
Bee and Jai
North Western U.S.
Black-eyed Peas with Fenugreek and Tomatoes
Earthy black-eyed peas are an ideal solution for a quick, but comforting and nourishing meal.
London, Ontario, Canada
purè di fave e bietola / fava bean and chard purée
This dish was created with the help of Ms Serendipity, that nice companion of many adventures in the kitchen (and elsewhere). It all started at the farmers’ market…
I was hungry and had some chickpeas I had soaked overnight and wanted something easy but tasty for my meal. So I cooked the peas along with a piece of ham hock and then sauteed it with onions, cilantro, green onions and a pinch of ground cumin.
Fresh Green Hummus
While looking on at clearance fruit and vegetable racks at Pete’s the other day, I came across a huge bag of fresh Garbanzo beans…
Chinese Black Bean Soup
Black bean soup is one of my favourite Chinese soups. Black beans (also known as black turtle beans due to their shiny, dark, shell-like appearance) are super nourishing, they have a deep “meaty” taste akin to mushrooms, and are packed with antioxidants.
Moong Dhal Payasam
Moong dhal payasam is another authentic south-Indian dessert prepared during the festival time. It is fairly easy and doesn’t involve many ingredients.
Chilli Soy Chunks
These Soy Chunks are a made from textured soy flour in the form of chunks or granules, giving them a meaty texture. I have cooked them with an Asian twist, with the flavors of Sesame, Red Dry Chilli & Soy Sauce all combined in the spicy sauce which makes the chunks absorb in all the wonderful flavors & the zing. Enjoy this deliciously healthy dish with white or brown rice.
Black-eyed Pea Rice
Not a traditional one, but an effort to create a healthy and quick rice variety!
Three Color Bean Salad
Cooked red beans, steamed green beans, fresh mango squares,
extra light olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, crushed red pepper to taste.
Sweet Chile of Mine
My dish was a Mexican Chile, inspired by Chile had during a recent visit to a restaurant in Seattle, that I had to recreate for my family.
Bird’s Eye View
Alubias Pintas con Arroz y Pimientos del Padrón
A classic pink/purple Beans stew with a twist to a modern and transformed dishes. Same ingredients and same recipe with three different results on the plate!
Onion, garlic, jalapeno and cumin seeds. How can this not taste good?
The tomatoes make this dish very colourful.
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Green Curry Soup with Tofu, Chicken, and Green Peas
A vegetarian version made with vegetable stock, omitting the chicken, and substituting light soy sauce for fish sauce is also very tasty.
San Pedro, California
And the winner is…
…Divya Vikram of Dil Se!
As part of My Legume Love Affair’s Round Up, Susan offers one of the lucky participants (chosen at random
) a prize. This month’s prize is A World of Dumplings
by Brian Yarvin. Please email me at tastewiththeeyes AT cox DOT net to receive your prize! YAY Divya! Congratulations!