Our Best White Bean Recipes That Pack a Protein Punch

White beans — unlike black or pinto beans, are a much smaller and flatter bean used commonly in stews or salads. Aside from being delicious, white beans are also nutrient dense with a complex compound of protein, fiber, potassium and carbohydrates. When there are good deals, we love purchasing canned or dried white beans in bulk as they are technically non-perishable when stored correctly. Before cooking your dried beans, we always recommend washing them first to remove any excess sodium. In addition, be sure to soak dried beans overnight — this allows for the beans to expand and retain flavour better.

Now that you’re all prepped, are you ready to make the best white bean recipes of your life? We’ve compiled a list of some of our favourites — from hearty broths to vibrant stovetop dishes. If there’s anything we can guarantee, is that you’ll be coming back not only for seconds, but thirds.

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