Cannellini Bean Recipes
Stewed White Beans with Green Chile and Herbs
This great, all-purpose side dish was inspired by a dish that cooking teacher Tara Stevens had in Marrakech. There, the stewed beans were made with chile powder; Stevens uses a chopped green chile to add fresh flavor.
Cannellini Bean and Escarole Soup
Soup preserves almost all of the water-soluble vitamins in beans like folic acid and niacin.
Stewed Cannellini Beans with Tomatoes and Guanciale
"I ate a ton of cannellini beans when I lived in Tuscany," Richard Betts says. "I made them a lot as a poor student. I still make them. Nothing has changed." Here, he tosses them with tomato sauce spiked with chiles and guanciale, the Italian bacon made from pig jowls or cheek.
Shrimp Salad with Watercress, Cannellini Beans and Mint
This salad is totally satisfying and diet-friendly thanks to protein-packed beans and low-calorie shrimp.
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.
Mustard Salmon with Cannellini Bean Ragù
These rustic cannellini beans don't cook for very long, but they have a rich, rustic flavor because they're simmered with prosciutto and escarole. Along with the mustard-and-garlic-glazed salmon, it's a great one-dish meal.
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.
Warm Spinach Salad with Cannellini Beans and Shrimp
The combination of sweet shrimp and meaty little cannellini beans here transforms a simple warm spinach salad.
Shrimp with Cannellini-Bean Salad
Shrimp and sage-scented white beans is a popular Italian combination. Use only high-quality canned beans--Goya is a reliable brand--or your salad will surely be mushy.