Summer heat and humidity can make cooking a chore. Turning on the oven or the stove is the last thing you want with the sun beating in. We’ve found some summer bean recipes that will make your summertime cooking more enjoyable and heat-free:

Tuscan Chicken and White Bean Salad

This fresh bean salad is easy to whip up on a hot summer day. Grab a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store to save time and keep your house cool. The tart lemon juice and crunchy celery make this a refreshing dish, while the white beans give a contrasting creaminess. This dish comes together in twenty minutes, making it a perfect dish for lazy summer nights.

Smoked Trout Spread

The smoked trout in this recipe is a delicious complement to great northern beans. If you’re craving a light summer snack, this spread is a healthy choice with whole grain crackers or raw vegetables. Worried your kids won’t eat fish? The great northern beans mellow out some of the fishiness, making this a great recipe for introducing kids to seafood. Add a generous amount of pepper if you want a dip with a kick.

7-Layer Salad

Seven layers in a salad is enough to make anyone happy. If you and your family like avocado, cheese, pinto beans and lots of veggies, this salad will be a hit. With crushed tortilla chips on top, this summer-friendly dish is a healthy, vegetarian taco salad.

These summer bean recipes will satisfy your cravings without leaving you sweating over the stove. If you can’t stand the heat, don’t leave the kitchen, just turn off the oven.

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

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