Our May recipe of the month is White Bean Dip. Last month, our recipe was Spicy Tuna Salad and, along with that recipe, I shared about using shelf stable sources of protein. I keep coming back to this topic as I see less meat available during my (on-line) grocery trips.
As the weather warms up, my family likes to eat simple meals so we can get back outside and play. Our White Bean Dip served with crackers and vegetable slices makes a quick and tasty lunch alongside some slices of cheese and fruit. Here are some other ideas for quick meals that use beans as a shelf stable protein:
- Confetti Rice and Bean Salad is great on its own, but you can also wrap it up in a tortilla or lettuce leaf.
- After School Hummus works as a filling for a pita or tortilla along with some chopped vegetables.
- Make Ahead Burritos are stored in the freezer – you just pull one out and reheat it when you need a quick meal.
The best thing about all of these recipes is that you can make them when you have a little free time and then they are ready to go whenever you need them.