Cannellini Beans

The cannellini is the close cousin to the kidney bean and is sometimes referred to as the white kidney bean. Popular in Tuscan and Italian cuisine, you’ll find them prominently featured in an array of soups and salads, including minestrone and cannellini-and-green bean salad. The bean packs healthy benefits as well – they are high in protein and fiber and low in fat!

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Cannellini Bean Recipes

Popular in Tuscan and Italian cuisine, you’ll find kidney beans prominently featured in an array of soups and salads, including minestrone and Cannellini-and-Green Bean Salad. The bean packs healthy benefits as well – they are high in protein and fiber and low in fat!

Olive, Chile and White Bean Crostini

These easy, delicious and spicy crostini comes together in just 25 minutes. Slideshow: More Crostini Recipes 

Tuscan White Bean and Escarole Soup with Tuna

To help make his white bean soup even more nourishing and delicious, F&W’s Justin Chapple adds plenty of escarole. Slideshow: More Tuna Recipes 

Yellow Wax Bean and Radish Salad with Cannellinis

For a crunchy, summery salad, Chris Cosentino tosses yellow wax beans, radish slivers, red onion slices, cannellini beans and fresh basil in a simple vinaigrette. To save time, you can also substitute canned cannellinis for the dried ones here. More Salad Recipes

Cannellini Bean and Escarole Soup

The Good News Soup preserves almost all of the water-soluble vitamins in beans like folic acid and niacin.Plus: More Soup Recipes and Tips

Cannellini-and-Green Bean Salad

This simple and fresh-tasting salad, enlivened by salty olives and fresh cilantro, is a nice way to showcase fresh porotos (beans), a staple in the Huneeus household. The salad can be made with dried cannellini beans or, in a pinch, canned white beans. More Bean Recipes