Kidney bean curry

Healthy bean recipes

The best healthy bean dishes to try, including nutritious recipes to use up kidney beans, butter beans, black beans, cannellini beans and more.

205 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

A rescue recipe for when there's nothing in the fridge, or when you fancy something cheap, delicious and filling

35 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
157 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

This flavoursome, low-fat chicken casserole is easy to make and freezes really well, so why not make double and freeze for speedy midweek meals

1 hr and 20 mins
Easy
Healthy
Gluten-free
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138 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

A warming bowl of meat-free comfort food. Make extra for the freezer

50 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
64 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

This hearty, satisfying one-pot is low fat and easy on the washing up

1 hr and 35 mins
Easy
Healthy
59 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

This healthy veggie chilli makes for a quick and satisfying supper, crammed with pulses and colourful fresh vegetables

45 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
113 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

This warming, spiced vegetarian soup packs in goodness and is filling too. The quick-to-assemble guacamole topping tastes as good as it looks

30 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
39 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

This quick and easy vegan French salad combines delicious flavours - perfect summer dish

20 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
34 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Forget shop-bought cans of baked beans. This homemade version is tastier and healthier, with an impressive four of your 5-a-day

35 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
43 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

There's minimal prep time to make this hearty vegetarian stew, which works just as well as an easy dinner or packed in a flask for lunch

50 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
16 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

This healthy side dish gives Mediterranean flavour to grilled chicken or chops

20 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
9 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Substitute potatoes with pulses for a healthy alternative mash with a chunky texture

10 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
2 ratings 3.5 out of 5 star rating

Whip up a super healthy alternative to beans on toast in 10 minutes flat. This dish is high in fibre too

10 mins
Easy
Healthy
5 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

Quick, simple and packed with goodness, try these beans as part of a pick-and-mix Mexican supper

25 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Fibre packed refried beans are easy to make yourself and are fantastic fajita fillers

10 mins
Easy
Healthy
27 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

A vibrant Mexican-style breakfast with fresh avocado and black beans. Give yourself a healthy start with our easy vegan beans on toast with a twist

30 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
16 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

This healthy, low-fat soup is based on the classic leek and potato, but cannellini beans replace the potatoes – as they contribute to your 5-a-day

30 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
41 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

Set yourself up for the day with this healthy veggie breakfast with eggs, avocado and black beans. It takes just 10 minutes to throw together and makes a great lunch, too

10 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
23 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

This authentic vegetarian casserole makes a delicious first course, or serve alongside slow-cooked lamb as part of a Greek Easter feast

1 hr and 45 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
12 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Use up some of those storecupboard leftovers in this delicious salad

30 mins
Easy
Healthy
9 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

Enjoy this slow-cooked alternative to canned baked beans for breakfast or brunch, served on toast or with eggs. They're a good source of protein

5 hrs and 30 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
15 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Low-fat, vegetarian and super-healthy, this filling one-pot lunch or dinner is packed with chickpeas, butter beans and pearl barley

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
15 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

This budget-busting sharing platter of slow-cooked chipotle chicken is perfect for feeding a crowd - and won't break a student budget, either

1 hr and 40 mins
Easy
Healthy
Gluten-free
5 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Enjoy this three bean minestrone soup as a healthy lunch or supper. Full of protein, it will keep you going through the day and contains 3 of your 5-a-day

25 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
13 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Make these five-ingredient baked eggs with tomatoes and beans using storecupboard staples. It's a quick, easy, tasty and healthy dish

25 mins
Easy
Healthy
Gluten-free
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