Beans need a great warm weather companion. All winter they are mixed in stews and casseroles to keep consumers warm. Now, it’s time to toss aside the oven mitts and let beans enjoy the wonders of the sun. Mix beans with lemon for a perfect warm weather companion. Creating lemon recipes with garbanzo beans and great northern beans brings a whole new light and refreshing type of food to life.

This pair works flawlessly together for healthy meals full of protein and zest. As lemon are plucked from the tree and brought to your kitchen, be prepared to make endless goodies. Salads, desserts, drinks and dinner together all deserve the combo of lemons and beans. Bring the suns rays into your home with ripe, tangy lemons and find out what happens when lemon meets beans.

Here is a round-up of some of our favorite recipes on the web which show how fabulous beans and lemons truly are together:

Open-faced Lemon Pepper Artichoke and Arugula Sandwich

It’s fancy sandwich time. Make lunch fun and luxurious, even if you sitting in your cubicle. Veggie and the Beast presents an open-faced lemon pepper artichoke and arugula sandwich for your enjoyment. Toast the bread until golden brown, then let the toppings speak for themselves. Arugula gives a healthy bite to the sandwich, while artichokes and almond arugula white bean hummus keep you satisfied until dinner. Drizzle a balsamic glaze on top for a lavish finish. Enjoy for a quiet lunch alone or wow your friends with your culinary expertise by serving them this delectable dish.

Lemon Buttered Garbanzos

Lemon Buttered Garbanzos contains protein, grain, and vegetables all in one easy to make dish. Concocted by Green Healthy Cooking, this versatile meal is perfect for lunch, dinner or a snack. The fennel, quinoa and chickpeas all absorb butter and lemon to create a delicious taste experience. Place peas as a nice pop of color and added vegetables. Sprinkle salt and pepper to your taste and enjoy a fabulous all in one plate of perfection.

Orzo Salad with Chickpeas, Cucumbers, Lemon, Dill & Feta

This salad not only looks good in pictures, but tastes as good as it looks. Two Peas & Their Pod created an orzo salad and chickpeas, cucumbers, lemon, dill & feta as a light salad for those hot summer days. Toss orzo and chickpeas together in a lemon and oil olive dressing. Add in cucumbers, onions and dill for a fresh out the garden taste. Sprinkle the rest of the salad with feta cheese. Feel like you are sitting under an umbrella enjoying this salad no matter what your location may be.

Here’s a few more summery recipes just for you:

Summer Bean Salad

Refried Beans Dip

Summery Pinto Bean Salads

Are you hungry yet? Head out to the store, and look for Randall’s Great Northern White Beans to make this dish tonight.

 

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