Quick and easy beans recipes with 400 or fewer calories

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Cowboy Caviar

Cowboy Caviar

This is fresh, healthy and delicious. People love it, even kids. You can make it ahead, so it's great for a summer party. Serve it with…

Lynn Yamamoto Dalman
Jun 2008
Beginner
101 votes
154140 views
Black Bean & Avocado Soup

Black Bean & Avocado Soup

Delicious is all I can say!

Cheryl "Cheffie Cooks" Wiser
May 2016
Intermediate
1 vote
124 views
Black-eyed Pea~Sweet Potato~Collard Green Stew

Black-eyed Pea~Sweet Potato~Collard Green Stew

Great variety of veggies in this easy stew, cooks in no time and will also freeze well.

Cheryl "Cheffie Cooks" Wiser
Mar 2016
Intermediate
1 vote
253 views
Rosemary-scented lentils and sausage

Rosemary-scented lentils and sausage

Best. lentils. Ever.

Kimberly Lindstrom
Sep 2008
Intermediate
3 votes
4759 views
lemon mousse

lemon mousse

you can make this also with passion fruit, or pineaple

georges skaf
Feb 2008
Beginner
4 votes
5202 views
Homemade Refried Beans

Homemade Refried Beans

I'm ashamed to say that though I LOVE refried beans, this is the first time I've ever made them myself. It's just so easy to buy them in a can, or…

John Spottiswood
May 2012
Advanced
7 votes
3722 views
Mexican Black Bean and Corn Salad

Mexican Black Bean and Corn Salad

This is a great side dish for picnics and outdoor parties since there is no mayo in it. The cilantro, fresh…

Denise Sherin
Apr 2015
Advanced
1 vote
1580 views
Hummus

Hummus

This is a great snack for any time of year. I personally serve it with Kalamata olives and sometimes even diced cucumber. Keep in mind that…

Frosted Flaker
Sep 2014
Intermediate
4 votes
1834 views
Yellow Split Peas with Vegetables (Dal Takari)

Yellow Split Peas with Vegetables (Dal Takari)

Wow, this is such a wonderful dish and so easy to cook! The keys to this dish are the yellow lentils, fried…

John Spottiswood
Feb 2011
Advanced
7 votes
3701 views
Make Olive Garden’s Delicious Pasta Fagioli at Home

Make Olive Garden’s Delicious Pasta Fagioli at Home

You’ll love, love, love this rich and hearty soup! It tastes very similar to the pasta e fagioli at Olive…

Skinny Kitchen with Nancy Fox
Mar 2011
Professional
2 votes
7608 views
Creole Style Butter Beans

Creole Style Butter Beans

Butter beans (another name for Lima beans) are super healthy and flavorful. I've been looking for a simple and flavorful way to cook these, and…

John Spottiswood
Apr 2011
Advanced
11 votes
2758 views
Green Beans with Cherry Tomatoes

Green Beans with Cherry Tomatoes

Here's a colorful dish made from garden fresh vegetables. The combination of beans, tomato and basil make for…

Robyn Savoie
Mar 2014
Advanced
2 votes
1940 views
Black Bean Chipotle Dip

Black Bean Chipotle Dip

Black Bean Chipotle Dip is a flavor explosion in your mouth! Tangy, savory, smoky and a tiny bit sweet, this HOT dip disappears quickly!

Culinary Envy
Apr 2016
Advanced
1 vote
203 views
Thai Papaya Salad (Som Tun)

Thai Papaya Salad (Som Tun)

An awesome light, spicy salad. My mother-in-law showed me how to make this dish. It can't be too spicy!!

GrillKing
Apr 2008
Intermediate
1 vote
6473 views
Pork and Hominy Chili

Pork and Hominy Chili

Nancy Miyasaki
Feb 2008
Intermediate
4 votes
9820 views