Archive for the 'Beans' Category

Sticky Black Rice Pudding is a classic Thai dessert. In this superfood version, CIA Chef Scott Samuel adds black beans, coconut milk, and mango. The fudgy texture of the black beans makes them the perfect addition to this pudding.  

Recipe at: http://www.ciaprochef.com/northarvest/recipe5/


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This flatbread is both decadent and packed with nutrition. The whole wheat crust is topped with kale, oyster mushrooms, and white beans. In place of heavy alfredo sauce, Chef Scott prepares a creamy white bean puree as the base sauce on this flatbread. The flatbread could easily be prepared vegetarian by omitting the wild boar sausage.

Recipe at: http://www.ciaprochef.com/northarvest/recipe4/

 


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With its earthy flavor, robust texture, and stellar nutritional accolades, it’s been hard to miss kale’s ascension to stardom. This kale salad with white beans, fennel, edamame, and a parmesan crisp is sure to please. In place of less healthful ingredients like sour cream or mayonnaise typically used in creamy dressings, Chef Scott achieves the same richness by blending white beans into the dressing.  

Recipe at: http://www.ciaprochef.com/northarvest/recipe2/


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While you might think of meatloaf as an all-American food, the Italians have a tasty version called Polpettone. CIA Chef Scott Samuel makes this produce-packed polpettone with a blend of ground turkey and white beans and serves it with a Swiss chard marinara sauce.   

Recipe at: http://www.ciaprochef.com/northarvest/recipe3/


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Red quinoa is an ancient grain high in both protein and fiber. Paired with navy beans, toasted almonds, yellow zucchini and a cumin lime vinaigrette, this salad is a healthy and delicious power house.
Recipe at: 

http://www.ciaprochef.com/northarvest/recipe1/


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This vegetarian burrito is packed with flavorful black beans as the main protein, as well as whole grain brown rice, tomatoes, cheese, and fresh diced tomatoes. Chef Scott Samuel developed this recipe for a high school foodservice audience, and explains how to prepare the burritos a day in advance for added convenience.  Recipe at: http://www.ciaprochef.com/northarvest/recipe15/



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This tostada is topped with spicy black beans, chicken fajita strips, avocado, tomatoes and shredded lettuce and cheese. The same toppings could also be used for a healthier take on nachos. Chef Samuel developed this recipe for a high school foodservice audience. Recipe at: http://www.ciaprochef.com/northarvest/recipe17/


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This flavorful whole grain salad uses multiple varieties of beans and vegetables to add beautiful color to the dish. Serve this salad as a side dish or even inside a wrap as a lunch entree. Chef Samuel developed this recipe for a high school foodservice audience. Recipe at: http://www.ciaprochef.com/northarvest/recipe23/

    


 


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This simple soup incorporates cannellini beans, Tuscan kale, and pork sausage. Chef Scott Samuel adds some pizzazz to the ground pork by adding traditional Andouille flavors: paprika, cayenne, thyme and sage. He suggests swapping spinach for kale in case it is not available. Chef Samuel developed this recipe for a high school foodservice audience. Recipe at:

http://www.ciaprochef.com/northarvest/recipe25/



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Vegetarian Chili with Three Beans

This delicious, spicy vegetarian chili is packed with produce. With black beans, kidney beans, and pinto beans, the chili is hearty enough that no one will miss the meat. CIA Chef Scott Samuel’s secret for adding savory flavor is a teaspoon of cocoa powder. Chef Samuel developed this recipe for a high school foodservice audience. 


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This flavorful and healthy salad uses multiple varieties of beans to add beautiful color to the dish. Serve this salad in lettuce cups as an elegant side dish or even inside a wrap as a lunch entree.

Go to recipe page: http://www.ciaprochef.com/northarvest/recipe24/


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This Asian stir fry features three types of beans: black beans, green beans, and a black bean sauce. While black beans aren’t a typical Asian stir fry ingredient, they are complemented perfectly with the rich and flavorful black bean sauce. Black bean sauce is made from fermenting black soybeans, a process that gives the beans a sharp, pungent, and umami-rich flavor. Recipe at: http://www.ciaprochef.com/northarvest/recipe13/


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With Americans increasingly seeking out vegetarian menu options, this vegetable-packed sandwich is sure to please. While everybody makes hummus with chick peas, this pita pocket is filled with a hummus that Chef Scott Samuel makes with white beans, roasted red peppers, cumin and cayenne. Recipe at: http://www.ciaprochef.com/northarvest/recipe14/


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Give your tired tomato soup recipe a kick by adding cannellini beans and smoky bacon. This soup is simple to make, but hearty, satisfying and full of healthful ingredients. Recipe at: http://www.ciaprochef.com/northarvest/recipe27/


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Some of the trendiest flavors on contemporary tables are coming from Latin America. This Mexican-inspired sandwich is filled with flavorful puree of black beans as the main protein. Mushrooms, spicy chipotle mayonnaise, avocado and pickled jalapeño give this torta a unique and delicious flavor profile that your customers will love. Recipe at: http://www.ciaprochef.com/northarvest/recipe18/


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Bruschetta is a classic Italian appetizer made with toasted bread and a topping. The best known Italian version uses a topping of tomatoes, garlic, olive oil, and basil. This Spanish-influenced version features a creamy white bean puree topped by boquerones, beautiful white anchovies preserved in oil and vinegar, and sweet and mildly spicy piquillo peppers. Go to the recipe at - 

http://www.ciaprochef.com/northarvest/recipe30/


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Three Bean Minestrone

The Italians are masters at making vegetables flavorful. Minestrone is another example of a soup inspired by the seasons. The name comes from the Italian term minestra, meaning soup. Using multiple varieties of beans adds a multitude of colors, shapes, sizes, and textures that make this light, flavorful soup comforting, satisfying, and appealing to the eye Go to Recipe - 

http://www.ciaprochef.com/northarvest/recipe26/


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This salad presents a trio of ingredients with incredible health "halos." Consumers associate salmon with heart health promoting omega-3. Quinoa, a popular ingredient in Peruvian kitchens, is increasing in popularity as consumers seek out more whole grains. And black beans provide fiber, protein, and low glycemic index carbohydrates that provide long-lasting energy. But enough about the nutrition benefits; this salad should be sold on flavor, with a dressing that bridges the richness of the salmon, the nuttiness of the quinoa, and the sweetness of the black beans. Go to Recipe - 

http://www.ciaprochef.com/northarvest/recipe8/


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Consumers are increasingly seeking options for breakfast that provide long-lasting energy and a good nutrition story. In this Mexican-inspired omelet the black beans contribute protein, fiber, and slowly digested carbohydrate that keep the diner satisfied all morning long. More good nutrition news: This omelet provides two servings of vegetables, from the black beans and avocado salsa. Recipe at - 

http://www.ciaprochef.com/northarvest/recipe11/


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The white beans in this dish really take on the flavors of the chile and fresh herbs. The rosemary brings beautiful aromatics to this versatile dish that can be easily scaled to an entrée or appetizer portion. Grilling the shrimp on the rosemary skewers continues the flavor profile throughout the dish and creates an elegant presentation option. Recipe - 

http://www.ciaprochef.com/northarvest/recipe9/


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