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Summer Subscription Box Recipes: Grillin’ & Chillin’

Check out some lip smackin’ recipes that make the most of items in our Summer Camellia Bean Krewe Subscription Box!

Our quarterly subscription boxes deliver the joy of authentic Louisiana cooking, right to your door. And while the goodies in each box are a surprise, you can look forward to 5-10 favorites that include signature & heirloom beans, delicious seasonings, ingredients, tools for the kitchen, and everything in between. Plus, you’ll find some exclusive, handpicked items that are sure to delight. Find out more, and get cookin’.

Bean Quinoa Salad

Bean Quinoa Salad

Light, fresh, and protein-packed, this Quinoa Salad is delicious and makes a great weekday lunch or side dish. Swap out Black Beans for the Small Red Beans in this summer’s subscription box. Smaller and darker in color than our Red Kidney Beans, the colorful, diminutive red beans possess a rich, nutty flavor. Side note: We love our Small Red Beans in this creamy Avocado Bean Salad from Gimme Delicious.

Another item you’ll find is Dagostino extra virgin olive oil. (Be sure to use it in the quinoa salad dressing!) It’s first press cold-extracted from the best Sicilian olives, golden yellow in color, and carries the scent of fresh olives — offering a fruity flavor with an almond aftertaste.

Dagostino extra virgin olive oil

Lil’ Auntie’s Lady Cream Peas

Lil' Auntie's Lady Cream Peas

In this recipe, Lady Cream Peas (another item in the box) are slowly simmered with butter or your favorite seasoning meat. They feature a sweet flavor and creamy texture and pair perfectly with a side of cornbread and smothered okra.

Elizabeth’s Perfectly Pink Beans

Elizabeth's Perfectly Pink Beans

Don’t miss our Pink Beans + a special BBQ seasoning packet for making BBQ baked beans! For similar flavor, try Elizabeth’s Perfectly Pink Beans, slowly simmered with salt pork or a ham hock, chili powder, dry mustard, molasses and onion. Both dishes are delicious alongside the smoky grilled meats of summer.