Large red beans, also known as kidney beans, are sweet, diuretic, and quite delicious when prepared well. True to their name, they are good for our kidneys, and are rich in protein, calcium, potassium, iron and B-vitamins.
Red Bean Soup is both creamy and chunky. It can be transformed into Pasta e Fagioli (Italian pasta and beans) with the addition of cooked pasta in the last 5 minutes of cooking.
My friend Wallace's recipe for Vegan Louisiana Red Beans and Rice is a healthy version of this tasty side dish. And zesty Kidney Bean Vegetable Salad with Spicy Cumin and Lime Vinaigrette can be made in a hurry for a flavorful and nutritious lunch.