Pulses, beans, legumes; whatever you prefer to call them, Birds Eye are here to satisfy your nutritional needs. Gone are the days of soaking chickpeas overnight and draining tins of beans – Birds Eye Pulses are all about convenience. With Chickpea and Spinach Mix and Mexican Bean Mix to choose from, all of our pulses cook in a maximum of 4 minutes, giving you filling and flavoursome dishes in no time.
Did we mention they’re nutritious? Birds Eye Pulses are rich sources of protein and contain plenty of fibre, making them the perfect base for any quick, healthy and filling meal. Whether it’s crisp and refreshing salads in the summer, a hearty tajine in the winter or a quick veggie curry you can whip up all year round, Birds Eye Pulses are the ingredient you’ve been missing when it comes to quick food that’s tasty as well as healthy. Plus, our products are veggie and vegan friendly, so the opportunities with these are really for everyone.
To give you a flavour of all the things you can do with our new Pulses range, we’ve rounded up a selection of beans and pulses recipes that show just how versatile these kitchen heroes can be for everyone and every time of day.
Mexican Beans salad
This one contains a real mixed bag – or mixed beans. Our Mexican Bean Mix is perfect for enriching stews and chillis, but also provides a filling and nutrient-rich base for a tasty summer salad. Tossed in olive oil and fresh lime juice and mixed with goats cheese and red pepper, this is the summer way to enjoy beans and pulses.
Mexican Bean Burger
This is the ultimate veggie burger recipe, and goes to show that vegetarian food can be just as delicious as meat dishes. Bursting with herbs and flavour, we suggest topping this one with a blob of tomato relish and, if you like spice, a few crunchy jalapenos. This is a great recipe to have up your sleeve for lunch or dinner, and would fit perfectly on the menu for a Mexican themed night in.
Mexican Beans Nachos
Another fantastic shareable Mexican recipe that the kids especially will love. Our Mexican Bean Mix adds a nutritious kick to this beloved, tasty dish, dripping with melted cheese and oozing sour cream and guacamole. This is an incredibly quick dish to throw together for a party, a lazy night in, or just as a treat for the kids.
Chickpea and Spinach Tajine
Bring the taste of Morocco into your kitchen with our quick and easy veggie tagine, bursting with flavour and nutrients. Combining our Chickpea and Spinach Mix, baby carrots and parsnips and topped with dried apricot, this is ideal for a weeknight when you don’t have much time but want to keep it nutritious.
Another great use for our Chickpea and Spinach Mix is in stews. Full of protein and fibre, this mix is the perfect healthy and filling base to a stew. Combined with diced onion, celery and carrot, then stirred through with yoghurt, this is a tasty and extremely simple dish. Our recipe includes grilled sausages for extra flavour and protein, but if you would rather a vegetarian stew simply remove these.
Chickpea & Spinach Curry
Everyone loves a curry, and with our Chickpea and Spinach mix you can knock one up in no time. Infused with garlic, ginger, chilli and onion, this veggie curry recipe is full of flavour and warming spice, as well as being nutritious and healthy.