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Preferred Bean to Cook With

What's Your Favorite Bean to Cook With?

Today is National Bean Day! Consuming legumes on a regular basis is one of the foundations of a healthy Mediterranean-style diet. Since my culinary resolution is to eat more vegetarian cuisine, I'm cooking lots of beans. My favorites are lentils, garbanzos, and black beans. If I stock my pantry with all three, I can make a wide variety of soups, salads, and sautes.

How about you? What is your preferred bean?

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JustineofQueens JustineofQueens 5 years
It's a three way tie between; lentils, garbanzos, and black beans. Oh and string beans as my freebie ;-P
Susannah-Chen Susannah-Chen 5 years
Right now, this discussion is making me really want Chipotle!
xxstardust xxstardust 5 years
We eat a LOT of white beans in our house ... I make pasta e fagiole a lot. We also eat a lot of kidney beans and black beans. And I just had garbanzo beans for the first time this week, in a salad, and fell in LOVE!
Soniabonya Soniabonya 5 years
Can't have Mexican food without Pinto beans!! Love them, garbanzos and kind of crushing on the black beans now. I have all three stocked in my pantry, including lentils and black eyed peas. :)
bluebellknoll bluebellknoll 5 years
I probably use garbanzo beans the most.
RoaringSilence RoaringSilence 5 years
Yup, I love black and garbanzo beans. I do like eating lentils, but somehow I rarely have them in my house. I need to change that.
zeze zeze 5 years
Green beans, I love them in soups or tossed in butter.
amber512 amber512 5 years
Black! I try and expand my bean horizons, but I always want black beans.
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 5 years
I always cook with LL Bean...looks great in the kitchen.
girlA girlA 5 years
That is a tough one! I love great northern, garbanzo and kidney beans for sure.
Mandy-Harris Mandy-Harris 5 years
Cannellinis! They're so versatile and yummy.
Susannah-Chen Susannah-Chen 5 years
Tough one. Probably pinto beans and great northern beans. I love their creaminess, and the fact that their skins aren't too thick.
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