Posts tagged ‘borlotti’

September 15, 2012

Beans on toast!

The mystery ingredient in last week’s CSA box was borlotti beans.
Borlotti beans
Other names: cranberry bean, borlotto, crab eye, roman, romano, rosecoco, saluggia beans, burlotti OR barlotti (misspelling).
A dappled white and red bean related to the kidney and pinto beans. This is a common bean in Italy where it is used for soups and with pasta. Use in any recipe that calls for kidney or pinto beans.(From

I cook legumes a lot but I’ve never tried a fresh from the shell bean before. They are incredibly creamy. I passed up the suggestion to make a bean stew and tried out a recipe for “Posh Beans on Toast”.

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