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Black Bean Omelet with Avocado Salsa Verde

Consumers are increasingly seeking options for breakfast that provide long-lasting energy and a good nutrition story. In this Mexican-inspired omelet, the black beans contribute protein, fiber, and slowly digested carbohydrates that keep the diner satisfied all morning long. More good nutrition news: This omelet provides two servings of vegetables, from the black beans and avocado salsa.

Grilled Shrimp Skewers with Rosemary White Beans and Sautéed Swiss Chard

The white beans in this dish take on the flavors of the chile and fresh herbs. The rosemary brings beautiful aromatics to this versatile dish that can be easily scaled to an entrée or appetizer portion. Grilling the shrimp on the rosemary skewers enhances the herb’s flavor throughout the dish and creates an elegant presentation option.

Roasted Salmon, Quinoa and Black Bean Salad

This salad presents a trio of ingredients with incredible health halos. Consumers associate salmon with heart health promoting omega-3. Quinoa, a popular ingredient in Peruvian kitchens, is increasing in popularity as consumers seek out more whole grains. And black beans provide fiber, protein, and low glycemic index carbohydrates that provide long-lasting energy. But enough about the nutrition benefits; this salad should be sold on flavor, with a dressing that bridges the richness of the salmon, the nuttiness of the quinoa, and the sweetness of the black beans.

Indian Spiced Black Bean Burgers

Americans are increasingly seeking vegetarian menu options. The increase in what is being called flexitarian eating is being driven by concerns about health and the environment. This vegetarian burger has a satisfying, full flavor and meaty texture. Add some sweet potato fries on the side to capitalize on consumers who are seeking familiar favorites with a twist.

Ribollita (Tuscan Bread and Bean Soup)

Ribbolita is a traditional Tuscan dish, a celebration of beans, seasonal vegetables, and the first press of extra virgin olive oil. The addition of bread turns a light soup into a satisfying dish that can be served as a main course. Add another layer of flavor by grating some aged Parmeggiano Reggiano over the top before service or at the table.