The Great Vegan Bean Book
Garbanzo. Cannellini. Fava. Calypso. Edamame. Adzuki. It’s true: beans have the coolest names ever. But besides that, they’re also one of nature’s most perfect foods. Packed with protein, nutrients, and flavor, you might even call them a vegan’s #1 best friend (don’t worry, we won’t tell the trail mix, veggies, or French fries!).

But with so much versatility and variety, where does one begin? Right inside these very pages, that’s where. In The Great Vegan Bean Book, author Kathy Hester primes you on everything you need to know about the best way to cook—and eat!—every bean you’ve ever seen (and a few you probably haven’t). From soaking times, to cooking times, to what to purée, to what to sauté, you’ll be dancing delicious circles around those legumes in no time.

Not only that, but you’ll also get to try your hand—or is it your mouth?—at some of the tastiest, most innovative bean recipes in this lentil-filled land. From beanalicious burritos, to pretty-pea curry, to legume-laced blondies, you’ll be partying protein-style, every meal of the day!

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The Great Vegan Bean Book Reviews

  • Sherri
    Nov 2, 2016


    Love it, bought it, use it. ...

  • BookBec
    Dec 4, 2015


    The one thing this book needs is photos of the different beans. Just a couple of inches per photo, like a seed catalog, is all it would take! ...

  • Amanda
    Oct 20, 2015


    Amazing resource if you are considering moving away from using canned beans. Why? Cheaper and you can control the ingredients. Intro chapter about how to prepare and the different types of beans is worth picking this book up for. There are a few recipes I will try, and if you need a re...

  • Dee Kuijer-Watts
    Sep 6, 2014

    Dee Kuijer-Watts

    You'll never learn to appreciate the simple, economical but rich source of nutrition that is the bean, until you get AND USE this book. ...

  • EsEfEm
    May 2, 2014


    Ok. Hands DOWN, this is my favorite cookbook ever. For 2 weeks, my weekly menus have come only from this book, and I have spent less than $100.The serving sizes are very conservative; I usually get at least double what the recipes says.Everything has been absofuckinglutely delicious. I...

  • Maya
    Apr 18, 2014


    Bought it because I am struggling to get enough protein and I need ideas to keep from getting bored. I was disappointed because it was advertised as having Gluten Free recipes, but actually that means there are asterisks on the gluten ingredient (e.g. tortillas for the Flautas recipe) ...

  • Gerri Smith
    Mar 23, 2014

    Gerri Smith

    Another recipe book. It does have some interesting recipes, though. ...

  • Cherie
    Dec 16, 2013


    A Wow, YUM. Some really interesting bean recipes. I have a few I am planning on trying when I return from my trip. ...

  • Jenn Forte
    Nov 14, 2013

    Jenn Forte

    This cookbook contains many excellent-looking recipes, uses ingredients that most vegan cooks will be familiar with, and provides ample advice and ideas for customizing the recipes. Each recipe is labeled at the very beginning with considerations for particular dietary restrictions: th...

  • Laura
    Oct 1, 2013


    I read somewhere today is World Vegetarian Day, so I thought I would review this cookbook. I am neither Vegetarian or Vegan, but in this time of uncertain meat origins and budgets, it's a good idea to explore other sources of protein. This is not a beautiful cookbook, but beans are a h...