Seasonal recipes: 5 for cranberry beans
- Cranberry Bean Hummus – Cranberry beans and zucchini are the basis for this out-of-the-ordinary hummus that works as a dip for pita chips and veggies or as a sandwich spread.
- Fresh Cranberry Bean and Tomato Soup – Pair these seasonal beans with late summer’s fresh, ripe tomatoes and this is a great soup for when there happens to be just a hint of chill in the air when the seasons start to change.
- Cranberry Bean Gratin – This is an Alice Walters recipe – simple and satisfying. Tomatoes, carrots, celery, and onion join fresh cranberry beans in this hearty side dish.
- Baked Cranberry Beans with Parmesan – This alternative to traditional baked beans calls for dried beans, but fresh could easily be substituted. Think about this dish for an end-of-summer BBQ.
- Cranberry Bean and Toasted Black Quinoa Salad – Again, a recipe that calls for dried cranberry beans, but fresh can be substituted. This is a nutritional powerhouse of a salad with beans, grains, herbs and a little feta cheese.
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