Top Rated White Bean Recipes

Arthur's escarole and white bean soup.
Some people put carrots in their escarole soup. Some put celery. Some rice. They're probably all fine and good recipes. I wouldn't know, I've been trying to replicate Mom's for about 10 years and hers doesn't have any of that fancy stuff — doesn't need it. Its main components are escarole, onion, garlic, chicken stock, and cannellini beans. That makes it a very easy soup to make. It's kind of the ideal soup because it's heartwarming but thin — so it works year-round. It will fill you up, but you don't feel heavy after eating it — just satisfied. The beans kind of leak out their starchiness, thickening it a little once the soup has had a chance to sit. A tablespoon of red pepper flakes while it's cooking gives it a little edge, and sprinkle of Parmesan to finish once you've ladled it out is the perfect finish. It's almost always better the second day. Click here for Recipe SWAT Team: Healthy Greens.  
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Curried Squash and White Bean Soup
Clear away those winter sniffles with this hearty yet healthy soup that highlights the rich and nutty flavor of acorn squash. A touch of cayenne gives it an extra kick that will be sure to clear up any congestion the winter months may bring.
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Kale and White Beans
Though packed with nutrients, kale often tastes bland, thick or chewy if not cooked correctly so it isn't a vegetable that most people usually go for. But in this easy recipe, they are soft, tender and packed with flavor. You can leave out the white beans and cook the kale by itself, or use this recipe as a base for experimenting with different ingredients like onions, bacon, potatoes, mushrooms, or apples. You could also try tossing it with cooked pasta and sliced cherry tomatoes for a quick meal.Try the kale with the Easy Pan-Roasted Pork Chops recipe pictured.
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White Bean Hummus recipe - The Daily Meal
White bean hummus has a lighter, creamier consistency than a traditional garbanzo bean recipe. It's delicious drizzled with olive oil and spread over crusty bread or pita.This recipe is by Aphrodite Papadopulos and Sarantis Boutsikos, owners of My Big Fat Greek Restaurant in Dania Beach, Florida. It was originally published in the South Florida Sun Sentinel.
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The possibilities are endless when it comes to homemade hummus. This chickpea-based spread is simple to make and can easily be customized to fit your taste or the ingredients you have on hand. Once you have the basic method down, substitute your favorite beans, spices, and flavorings. Try this hummus recipe drizzled with olive oil, topped with wedges of hard-boiled egg, and sprinkled with a pinch of smoked paprika.Click here for more of our best dip recipes.
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Simple White Bean Salad
For a super light and refreshing snack, put together this simple white bean salad made with red and yellow peppers, onions and cubed tomatoes.Courtesy of BeanInstitute.com
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Mediterranean White Bean Bruschetta
Whether as an appetizer for a group or as a light solo snack, this Mediterranean white bean bruschetta recipe will surely brighten anyone's day.Courtesy of McCormick
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Pork with white bean chili
Ancho chile pepper, cumin and garlic powder are just some of the ways this bright white bean chili gains some heat. Courtesy of McCormick
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Roasted beet and white bean dip
Mezze is the casual appetizer course that begins many Middle Eastern meals. This roasted beet and white bean dip will make a vibrant addition to any mezze-style spread. Courtesy of McCormick
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Beef and Brat Chili With White Beans
White beans and bratwurst add a hearty punch to this savory beef chili. This recipe serves 10-12, but can easily be cut in half if you're cooking for a smaller crowd.This recipe is by JeanMarie Brownson and originally appeared in the Chicago Tribune.
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4.5
White Bean, Carrot and Sweet Potato Soup
I love sweet potato soup, or anything sweet potato for that matter, because it bears resemblance to the lovely potato, but is slightly sweet and softer.  Combined with carrots, white beans, and aromatic spices such as cardamom, cumin, and coriander, the final product is a satisfying soup that is at once light, creamy, and wonderful for your health.  Especially when it comes to dairy-free soups, I am a firm believer of making a big batch, mainly because it holds well in the fridge for up to one week, and can remain in the freezer for even longer, about a month.
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Kale and White Bean Soup
I have a newfound love for kale. These days, I'm baking it into chips, adding it to pasta dishes, and even eating it in salads. But this was my first attempt at a kale soup — and it's delicious! The broth is simple and comforting, the kale is packed with nutrients, and the white beans add a richness and heartiness to the soup. Serve it with a piece of toasted bread and you have a perfect winter meal. Click here to see The Best Kale Recipes You've Ever Tried. 
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