What is your favorite legume?

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Mae
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Re: What is your favorite legume?

Post by Mae » Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:15 pm

Only one other chickpea lover?!

I'm going with chickpeas and lentils, because they're so versatile.

But I am boring and eat 'em with rice, mostly.

Frita
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Re: What is your favorite legume?

Post by Frita » Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:03 pm

@Mae

How do you prepare your chickpeas? DH does not like hummus.

This is the only recipe that is a hit with all the fam: https://www.budgetbytes.com/quick-curried-chick-peas/

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Re: What is your favorite legume?

Post by 7Wannabe5 » Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:23 pm

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Colibri
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Re: What is your favorite legume?

Post by Colibri » Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:19 am

Chickpea and great northern bean are the main two I eat and like.

Chickpea masala, yummy ! and I really enjoy making French-Canadian "bine" in maple syrup with great northern bean. So satisfying after a long day x-c skiing (I know, I know winter is over)

Black bean and rice "à la mexican" is quite good too and is often on my menu.

SustainableHappiness
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Re: What is your favorite legume?

Post by SustainableHappiness » Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:04 am

In Order of Usage and most common dishes:

Black Beans - Stir Frys + Burritos + burgers + anything else I don't use other legumes for
Lentils - Curried (by themselves), stews, sometimes chilis
Chickpeas - Chana anything (masala and coconut flavoured curry-ish with some kind of sweet side/topping is my fav), sometimes salads
Pinto - mash up with a lot of fat for refried goodness (rare)

DS and DWs favs are lentils and there is a hatred in my household for kidney beans so they are avoided.

KevinW
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Re: What is your favorite legume?

Post by KevinW » Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:45 pm

Dry split peas, I love a rich split pea and coconut milk soup.

Dry garbanzo beans / chickpeas are the runner up. There are so many tasty ways to prepare them, chana masala, hummus, and in salads.

mferson
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Re: What is your favorite legume?

Post by mferson » Thu May 30, 2019 12:10 am

Green beans. I will steam them and add some salted butter.

Tim25N
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Re: What is your favorite legume?

Post by Tim25N » Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:23 pm

My favorite is - lentils.
Lentils are a highly nutritious food, rich in minerals, protein, and fiber.

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FIRE 2018
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Re: What is your favorite legume?

Post by FIRE 2018 » Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:09 pm

My favorite legume is a fresh cup of coffee. Comes from the coffee bean family.

Campitor
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Re: What is your favorite legume?

Post by Campitor » Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:27 pm

In order of preference...
  1. Black Beans
  2. Lentils
  3. Kidney Beans
  4. Green Pigeon Peas in rice (Arroz con Gandules)

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