Today’s Mardi Gras, which means some of you will be observing Lent. For many, that means no meat on Fridays. So why not mix things up with these delicious fish and bean dishes? Beans give an extra, delicious punch of protein that means you’ll keep focused and full all day long. Whether you’re observing Lent or just want a few new recipes in your arsenal, you’re sure to love these fish recipes:

Salmon and Mixed Bean Soup

You don’t see many recipes for salmon soup, but you’ll love this warm, brothy soup. Ginger, turmeric and chilli give it an exotic, Eastern flair while mixed beans make it filling and familiar. Don’t forget to use Randall Beans Mixed Beans in this recipe to enjoy seven delicious varieties of beans all in one jar.

Seared Scallops with Warm Tuscan White Beans

The sweetness of scallops pair perfectly with the creaminess of white beans in this Italian-inspired recipe. Scallops are seared simply over high heat and served on a bed of wilted baby spinach and white beans seasoned with basil, garlic and white wine. Remember, whenever a recipe calls for cannelini beans, you can substitute great northern white beans.

Seared Tuna Salad with Pinto Beans and Fennel

Tuna is a heart-healthy food bursting with healthy fats, omega-3s, fish oil and lots of flavor. Lightly cooked fish is paired with soft, moist pinto beans, crisp fennel and a delicate dressing with Dijon mustard and anchovy paste. Mix things up and try this recipe with salmon, shrimp or even canned tuna!

Fish and beans are a natural combination–what’s your favorite dish?

Meatless Monday is so much more appealing when incorporating this tasty dish featuring Randall Beans Great Northern Beans.

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