Legume Recipes

Click here for a Downloadable PDF French Lentil and Swiss Chard Risotto Ingredients 1 bay leaf 6 sprigs fresh thyme, plus 2 teaspoons leaves 1/3 cup French green lentils, picked over 1 large bunch Swiss chard (about 1 1/4 pounds) 2 large leeks (about 3/4 pound), white...

Legumes

What are Legumes? A legume is a plant species that has seed pods that split along both sides when ripe. There are nearly 250 varieties of legumes, including beans like soy, pinto, white, kidney, lima, red, black, navy, pink, peas like black-eyed, green, and split, as...

Sun Oven Southwestern Black Bean Soup

Spicy Chorizo sausage pairs nicely with earthy black beans. Solar Black Bean Soup with Chorizo Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 pound Chorizo sausage, casings removed, broken up into small chunks 4 cloves garlic, minced 2 onions, finely chopped 2 stalks celery,...

Solar Navy Bean Soup

Cook the bulk of  this soup in the day time when the sun is out then finish it up with the pasta stovetop just before serving; later the same day or on a busy weeknight. The recipe can be doubled, but only heat up as much as you’ll be consuming right away. The...

Solar Soup and Homemade Pesto

Homemade pesto is easy to make and tastes much better than the store-bought stuff and if you have an herb garden you probably have a lot of basil this time of year. Traditional Genoese pesto is made with pine nuts, but walnuts will work too. Sun Oven White Bean Soup...

Easy Bean Stew with Ham

Adding the olive oil just before serving gives this comforting stew a last minute flavor boost. Sun Oven White Bean Stew with Ham and Bacon Ingredients 2 (8-ounce) packages diced cooked ham 2 slices previously solar cooked bacon, chopped 1 onion, chopped 1 pound...
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