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9 Lucky Lentils & Beans

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Whether in Italy, Brazil, Germany or even the American South, legumes are a traditional and important part of New Year’s celebrations around the world. Their small coin-like shapes are thought to be symbolic of money and represent the promise of financial good fortune and prosperity in the new year. We are strong believers that one can never have too much of a good thing, so here are 9 recipes to bring a little more luck to your table.

And if you're looking to stock up on heirloom lentils and beans, you won't want to miss these two offers from Zürsun Heirloom Beans in the FOOD52 Shop.

Borrachos by lastnightsdinner

Borrachos

 

Mujaddara with Spiced Yogurt by Rivka

 

Pasta e Fagioli by QueenofGreen

Pasta e Fagioli

 

Terrence Hill's Beans by marieviljoen

terrence hill's beans

 

Lentil and Sausage Soup for a Cold Winter's Night by AntoniaJames

 

Bean Salad with Pancetta by amanda

bean salad

 

Just Good Chili by Jestei

chili

 

Curried Lentil Dip by safenervine

 

Slowcooker Hoppin' John by Hilarybee

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over 2 years ago elizabethintexas

In Texas, we eat black-eyed peas. My grandmother used to say that we eat them because no one knows how bad it would be if we didn't.

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almost 3 years ago Anitalectric

Anita is a vegan pastry chef & founder of Electric Blue Baking Co. in Brooklyn.

Wow! I have some friends from Memphis and they invite everyone over for black eyed peas and turnip greens on new year's day (peas 'n' greens). The beans represent coins and greens represent bills. They are so good! To top it off, they use their juicer to make fresh bloody marys. (This year I'll have to monitor myself the night before so I can handle one!)