Did you hear? Starting November 17, you can now get all-new Randall Beans Dark Red Kidney Beans in a convenient 14-ounce size. These small jars pack a huge wallop of nutrition and flavor. Kidney beans are popular all around the world. You can find it in American chili, Mexican salsas and even Indian curries. To celebrate our new arrival, we’ve put together a list of some of our favorite kidney bean recipes. Feel free to add yours in the comments!

Mediterranean Kidney Bean Salad

This dish is so simple and so fresh, you might just want to keep it in your fridge all the time. It’s kidney beans, dressed lightly with olive oil, lemon juice, parsley, garlic, green onions and some green peppers for crunch. Like all bean salads, it makes a tremendous side dish to just about any protein–try it with salmon–or when piled on top of a big salad for a kick of protein. But you also might try having it as a small afternoon snack. The protein will give you a boost of energy while the fiber will keep you feeling full until dinner time. Perfect! Best of all, the flavors of this salad only get better the longer it sits in the fridge.

Kidney Bean and Quinoa Soft Tacos

Everybody knows that the best night of the week is taco night. If you’re tired of regular ground turkey or beef, try this fun, funky vegetarian option. Half of the kidney beans in this recipe are pureed with spicy chipotles, garlic, lime and cilantro to form a thick sauce that coats the quinoa and the remainder of the beans. Set up a taco bar with your favorite toppings, or try some new ones, like crumbly Mexican cheese, cubed avocado or crunchy pepitas (pumpkin seeds). It’s a whole new spin on taco night.

Rajma Masala (Kidney Bean Curry)

The earthy flavors of kidney beans stand up amazingly next to Indian spices like cumin, coriander, ginger and hot chilies. The spices get warm and toasty over low heat, letting their oils seep out and give incredible flavor. Then tons of onions are added, and finally your kidney beans. It all cooks down until it’s soft, and half the kidney beans are mashed to give it a soupy, gravy-like consistency. Serve the whole thing over a mound of basmati rice with a side of naan bread for an easy, affordable Indian meal at home.

However you love to use kidney beans, we hope you’ll consider using Randall Beans fully cooked beans in the glass jars for your next recipe!

Ready to start planning your picnic? Just don’t forget the Randall Kidney Beans! Check your local grocery store or if you can’t find them you can always have these delicious beans in a jar shipped straight to you from our online store.