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21 Fall and Winter Bean Recipes

With winter comes the inevitable departure of the warm-weather fruit and vegetable bounty. The cold keeps us curled up at home, considering a pantry full of dried staples. If you've ever stared down a two-pound bag of dried beans or a tub of tiny lentils, this recipe roundup, showcasing the best of the versatile legumes, is for you. Jump to the recipes below, or click through the slideshow for our best beany recipes.

Salads

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Squid and White Bean Salad [Photograph: Nick Kindelsperger]

Soups

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Lentil and Chestnut Soup [Photograph: Nick Kindelsperger]

Dips and Snacks

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Frijoles Molidos [Photograph: MarĂ­a del Mar Sacasa]

Mains

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Cuban Beef Casserole with Black Beans and Cumin Rice [Photograph: Jennifer Olvera]

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