Calling all chefs: share your pulses recipes with the world!

One of the goals of the 2016 International Year of Pulses is to increase consumption of these nutritious seeds. What better way to do this than to provide ideas and inspiration for new dishes made with pulses? Over the course of the year, we will be featuring pulses-based recipes on our website and Facebook page, and we need your help! By sharing your favourite pulses dishes, your recipes will reach hundreds of thousands of readers and followers on the FAO website and social media channels.

What exactly is a pulse?

If you’re not sure whether your dish is made with pulses, here’s a quick guide: pulses are dried peas, dried beans and lentils. Chickpeas, kidney beans, black beans, white beans, navy beans, fava beans, pigeon peas, black-eyed peas (cowpeas) and split peas are all considered pulses. However, soybeans, peanuts and fresh/green beans and peas are not.

How to submit your recipe

You can send your recipes to [email protected]. We ask that please include the following with each recipe submission (items marked with * are optional):

  • high resolution photograph of your completed dish
  • name of the dish
  • your name
  • country or region of origin for the recipe
  • ingredients (including quantities)
  • method/directions
  • brief description of the dish
  • total cook time (approximate)
  • servings
  • type of dish (e.g. main dish, side dish)
  • tools and equipment*
  • URL to your blog or website*

Credit to the author will be given for all photos and recipes when published.