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Spicy bean cakes recipe with Primary Beans organic Flor de Junio beans

Spicy bean cakes with cilantro-yogurt sauce

These spicy bean cakes are a fun cross between bean patties and my mom’s pakoras. Their crisp exterior and warm, flavorful interior pair beautifully with a dollop of cooling cilantro-yogurt sauce. 
Primary Beans Cranberry beans with radicchio recipe

Cranberry beans with grilled radicchio vinaigrette

Our ideal fall salad comes together in a pinch with distinctly bitter radicchio, nutty cranberry beans, and a bright vinaigrette. Applying high heat to the chicories brings out their natural sweetness.
Primary Beans Organic Chickpeas with chicories recipe

Fall chickpea salad with charred chicories

Lemony marinated chickpeas, salty crumbled feta, and a silky spicy dressing round out the charred chicories. Best of all, it’s satisfying enough as a standalone dish.  
Baked beans with Primary Beans Organic Alubia beans

No-ketchup sticky baked beans

I grew up in New England, and few things remind me of fall more than a big pot of baked beans served on a crisp day. The baked beans of my childhood are, to my now grown-up palate, a little too sweet, so...
Taco salad recipe with Primary Beans Bayo beans

Summer taco salad

This recipe is fresh, tangy, flavorful, and hearty enough to be a meal. The dressing gets its creamy consistency from Greek yogurt, jazzed up with lime juice and chipotles in adobo. 
Panzanella recipe with Primary Beans Ayocote Blanco beans

Peak-summer panzanella

The best combination of two of our favorite “heirlooms”: tomatoes and beans! We’ve loved panzanella ever since we discovered this pure genius of a salad. Our version features hearty Ayocote Blanco beans...
Enfrijoladas recipe by Primary Beans

Sofia and Francisco's enfrijoladas

Enfrijoladas are a go-to weeknight dinner throughout Mexico and we get why: tortillas smothered in a smooth, rich bean sauce makes for a super simple, yet comforting dish.
Refried beans recipe by Primary Beans

No-fail refried beans

Once you’ve made a pot of beans using our guide, you’ve allllmost made refried beans. All you need is a little more fat to fry everything up. If you can find quality, pasture-raised lard, use it for the best flavor...
Turkish bean salad (piyaz) recipe with Primary Beans Cannellini beans

Turkish bean salad (piyaz)

A traditional Turkish salad recipe developed in partnership with New York Shuk that comes together quickly to make your summer easy and delicious. We love how the zingy preserved lemon paste and sumac...
Alubia bean recipes by Primary Beans

Alubia bean recipes

A growing collection of Primary Beans' favorite Alubia bean recipes in one place: Turkish bean salad (piyaz), Baked beans with greens, dill, and yogurt, and more.
Persian-style herby beans with yogurt and caramelized onions with Primary Beans Chickpeas

Persian-style herby beans with yogurt and caramelized onions

This recipe is adapted from the herbaceous bean and noodle soup known as ash reshteh. Our version is heavy on the beans, and features the traditional yogurt and caramelized onion topping.
Ayocote Morado bean recipes by Primary Beans

Ayocote Morado bean recipes

A growing collection of all our favorite Ayocote Morado bean recipes in one place: Chipotle baked beans with cilantro pesto, Pressure cooker rajma, Friday night beans, greens, and sausage, and more.
Veggie burger recipe by Primary Beans

*Actual* veggie burgers

You make a veggie burger because you want an actual veggie burger, not a plant-based burger that tastes exactly like meat. This recipe celebrates beans and veggies...
Frijoles charros, oaxaqueños, and puercos by Primary Beans

Mexican beans 3 ways: Frijoles charros, oaxaqueños, and puercos

We're sharing 3 ways to transform your next batch of Mexican-style beans into dishes representing regional favorites across Mexico. Each of these preparations starts with a batch of frijoles de la olla.
Cranberry bean recipes by Primary Beans

Cranberry bean recipes

A growing collection of all our favorite Cranberry bean recipes in one place: Pasta e fagioli, Creamy beans on toast, Friday night beans, greens, and sausage, Botanica’s bean tartine, and more.
Carrot-bean soup with miso and dill with Primary Beans Mayocoba beans

Carrot-bean soup with miso and dill

Here's a simple, nourishing carrot-bean soup with miso, lemon zest, and dill for a flavor punch. We love the rustic nature that’s achieved by keeping vegetable chunks whole rather than pureeing. 
Shakshuka recipe with Primary Beans Chickpeas

Favorite shakshuka with chickpeas and harissa

Shakshuka is at the top of our list of eggs-for-dinner recipes, though in Israel it’s brunch fare above all. It’s a one-pan dish of eggs baked in a spice-laden tomato sauce, and served with a pile of warm pita bread. 
Chickpea recipes by Primary Beans

Chickpea recipes

A growing collection of all our favorite Chickpea recipes in one place: Favorite shakshuka with chickpeas and harissa,  Espinacas con garbanzos, Persian-style herby beans, and more.
Beans on toast recipe with Primary Beans Cannellini beans

Creamy beans on toast

A no-recipe recipe that is a must-have for your back pocket. Never forget: good, crusty bread is the perfect vessel for creamy beans. Which beans to use? Creamy beans with delicate skins...
Ayocote Blanco bean recipes by Primary Beans

Ayocote Blanco bean recipes

A growing collection of all our favorite Ayocote Blanco bean recipes in one place. Peak-summer panzanella, Turkish bean salad (piyaz), Baked beans with greens, dill, and yogurt, and more.
Flor de Junio recipes by Primary Beans

Flor de Junio recipes

A growing collection of all our favorite Flor de Junio bean recipes in one place: Frijoles de la olla, No-fail refried beans, Summer taco salad, Sofia and Francisco's enfrijoladas, and more.
Pasta e fagioli recipe with Primary Beans Cranberry beans

Pasta e fagioli

With as many variations as there are bean varieties, this Italian favorite is the perfect way to show off brothy beans in all their glory. Literally "pasta and beans," the only other ingredients you need are...
Baked beans with greens, dill, and yogurt recipe with Primary Beans Alubia beans

Baked beans with greens, dill, and yogurt

For those of you who love one-dish dinners that don't compromise on complexity of flavor, this one’s for you. Inspired by Greece’s way with beans, this recipe uses a traditional technique...
Espinacas con garbanzos recipe with Primary Beans Chickpeas

Espinacas con garbanzos

Typically served as a tapa, this lovely stew of chickpeas (aka garbanzos), spinach, garlic, smoked paprika, and homemade croutons will surely make you nostalgic about that last time you traveled...
Bayo bean recipes by Primary Beans

Bayo bean recipes

A growing collection of Primary Beans' favorite Bayo bean recipes in one place: Summer taco salad, No-fail refried beans, Enrique Olvera's pozole (with beans), and more.
Pressure cooker rajma recipe by Primary Beans

Pressure cooker rajma

This iconic North Indian bean stew is the ultimate comfort food. Like a classic chili, the beans are coated with a rich, heavily spiced, tomato-ey sauce. And, it is practically made for the electric pressure cooker.
White bean spread recipe with Primary Beans Cannellini beans

Garlicky white bean spread

This creamy spread has it all: it’s classy and decadent, but also crazy simple and nourishing. We love the complexity of flavors that comes from the roasted garlic...
Botanica’s bean tartine recipe by Primary Beans

Botanica’s bean tartine with sage-pistachio pesto

This stunning recipe comes from Botanica, one of Los Angeles’s leading vegetable-forward restaurants. Primary Beans and Botanica partnered up for a 10-day food festival...
Negro bean recipes by Primary Beans

Negro bean recipes

A growing collection of all our favorite Negro bean recipes in one place. Sofia and Francisco's enfrijoladas, Frijoles de la olla, No-fail refried beans, *Actual* veggie burgers, and more.
Enrique Olvera's pozole recipe by Primary Beans

Enrique Olvera's pozole (with beans)

Deliciously comforting and nourishing, and fortified with hominy, chiles, and pork, it’s no wonder pozole is a celebratory dish all over Mexico. Here we feature Enrique Olvera’s pozole recipe...
Creamy beans with herb oil with Primary Beans Cannellini beans

Creamy beans with herb oil

A bowl of creamy beans topped with a smooth, vibrant herb oil is the perfect dinner when life is busy and people are hungry. Plus, the leftover herb oil is great for vinaigrettes and drizzled over...
Michelet bean recipes by Primary Beans

Michelet bean recipes

A growing collection of all our favorite Michelet bean recipes in one place: Pared-down cassoulet, Creamy beans with herb oil,  Carrot-bean soup with miso and dill, Creamy beans on toast, and more.
Beans with greens and sausage recipe by Primary Beans

Friday night beans, greens, and sausage

My partner, Dylan, and I probably make this every-other-Friday (at least). It’s easy enough to make after a long work day, but special enough for it to feel like a Friday.
Chipotle baked beans with cilantro pesto recipe with Primary Beans Ayocote Morado beans

Chipotle baked beans with cilantro pesto 

 This recipe was just made for the plump, sturdy, and creamy nature of our Ayocote beans. These large beans really shine when bathed in the smoky chipotle-tomato sauce and topped with bright cilantro pesto.
Cannellini bean recipes by Primary Beans

Cannellini bean recipes

A growing collection of all our favorite Cannellini bean recipes in one place: Creamy beans on toast, Persian-style herby beans with yogurt and caramelized onions, carrot-bean soup with miso and dill, and more.
Mayocoba bean recipes by Primary Beans

Mayocoba bean recipes

A growing collection of Primary Beans' favorite Mayocoba bean recipes in one place: no-fail refried beans, Friday night beans, greens, and sausage, carrot-bean soup with miso and dill, and more.