Slideshow: 17 Bean Recipes To Beat The Cold

Garbanzos con Espinacas y Jengibre
Garbanzos con Espinacas y Jengibre

Canned chickpeas are stewed in a ginger-scented tomato sauce with braised spinach and garlic in this one-pot vegan meal.

Vegan: Garbanzos con Espinacas y Jengibre (Spanish Chickpea and Spinach Stew with Ginger)

The Best Vegetarian Bean Chili
The Best Vegetarian Bean Chili

The key to great bean chili is to use a good combination of chilis. Kidney beans add bulk, while semi-ground chickpeas add great texture.

The Best Vegetarian Bean Chili

Swiss Chard, Fennel, and White Bean Gratin
Swiss Chard, Fennel, and White Bean Gratin

Creamy fennel and white beans under a crisp, buttery bread crumb crust.

Swiss Chard, Fennel, and White Bean Gratin

30-Minute White Bean Turkey Chili
30-Minute White Bean Turkey Chili

One skillet and 30 minutes is all it takes for a hot, filling meal.

30-Minute White Bean Turkey Chili

30-Minute Pasta and Kidney Bean Soup (Pasta e Fagioli)
30-Minute Pasta and Kidney Bean Soup (Pasta e Fagioli)

Pasta and kidney beans in a tomato-based broth.

30-Minute Pasta and Kidney Bean Soup (Pasta e Fagioli)

Chickpea, Coconut, and Cashew Curry
Chickpea, Coconut, and Cashew Curry

A korma-style curry of chickpeas and coconut, thickened with cashew cream.

Chickpea, Coconut, and Cashew Curry

Roast Turkey and Black Bean Quesadillas
Roast Turkey and Black Bean Quesadillas

Leftover roast turkey or chicken finds new life in these meal-sized quesadillas.

Roast Turkey and Black Bean Quesadillas

Easy Pork and Three Bean Chili
Easy Pork and Three Bean Chili

Tender braised pork shoulder in a rich and complex chili base with three different types of beans.

Easy Pork and Three Bean Chili

Cassoulet-Style Sausage 'n' Beans
Cassoulet-Style Sausage 'n' Beans

Ok, so it ain't a cassoulet per se, but it does capture many of the flavors, in a fraction of the time.

Cassoulet-Style Sausage 'n' Beans

Maple Baked Beans
Maple Baked Beans

Classic baked beans flavored with maple syrup.

Maple Baked Beans

White Bean and Mint Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette
White Bean and Mint Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

A simple bright salad of white beans with mint in a lemon and olive oil vinaigrette.

Serious Salads: White Bean and Mint Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

Chickpea Salad with Cumin Vinaigrette
Chickpea Salad with Cumin Vinaigrette

Chickpeas marinated with cumin and tossed with hunks of feta and olives.

Chickpea Salad with Cumin Vinaigrette

Chickpea, Potato, and Spinach Jalfrezi with Cilantro Chutney
Chickpea, Potato, and Spinach Jalfrezi with Cilantro Chutney

Spinach and potatoes cooked with plenty of hot chilies and chickpeas. This one will knock your socks off and warm you up in more ways than one.

Chickpea, Potato, and Spinach Jalfrezi with Cilantro Chutney