Beyond the Basic Bean Recipes
If your go-to bean recipes are bean burritos or chili, that’s great….but don’t stop there! We’re sharing some of our favorite ways to use CA Grown beans.
Do beans grow in California?
California farmers grow over 400 different crops, including a wide variety of beans! Fun fact: California farmers produce over 99% of the nation’s lima beans.
Where do beans grow in California?
Beans are grown in the Sacramento and Northern San Joaquin valleys.
When are beans in season in California?
What’s the best way to cook dried beans?
Do beans need to be soaked before cooking?
Soaking beans before cooking is not necessary if your beans are fresh. Soaking can reduce cooking time and ensure that they cook evenly – so if you’ve got time, it’s never a bad idea.
Let’s get down to it…here are some of our favorite bean recipes!
APPETIZERS AND SNACKS
THE BEST BEAN SALAD RECIPES
BEAN SOUPS AND STEWS
Not all chili recipes are created equally. This incredible recipe, for example, is from Nigella Lawson. She’s a self-proclaimed Domestic Goddess, so it’s safe to say she knows her way around a kitchen. Our friend KC serves this homemade chili with Fritos, which is never bad idea.
DELICIOUS DINNERS MADE WITH CA GROWN BEANS
Did you know that California grows almost all of the nation’s dried lima beans? This recipe for Mediterranean-Style Baked Lima Beans from This Mess is Ours is a delicious way to use them.
DESSERTS MADE WITH BEANS
We hope you’ve found a few new ways to enjoy California Grown beans! Have a favorite bean recipe? Snap a pic and share on social using #CAGROWN!