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Recipes — Italian

Pasta with Cicerchia and Mushrooms

Pasta with Cicerchia and Mushrooms

Italian Main Dishes Omnivore Other Legumes Salads Vegan Vegetarian

In the Rancho Gordo library, we have a well-used copy of the book Fagioli: The Bean Cuisine of Italy (Rodale, 2014) by Judith Barrett. It includes a handful of recipes that feature cicerchia, Italy's unique, tooth-shaped legume.  Barrett recommends fresh oyster mushrooms as a substitute for the cardoncelli mushrooms that...

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Polenta with Cranberry Beans and Tomato Sauce

Polenta with Cranberry Beans and Tomato Sauce

Holiday Italian Main Dishes Medium Beans Polenta Vegetarian

In the Rancho Gordo library, we have a well-used copy of the book Fagioli: The Bean Cuisine of Italy (Rodale, 2014) by Judith Barrett, and this recipe is inspired by the book. When we tested it in the Rancho Gordo kitchen, it was a big hit. As we licked our bowls clean, we...

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Classic Pasta e Fagioli

Classic Pasta e Fagioli

Italian Main Dishes Medium Beans Omnivore Vegetarian

 

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Tomato, Royal Corona, and Toasted Bread Salad

Tomato, Royal Corona, and Toasted Bread Salad

Italian Omnivore Salads Vegan Vegetarian White Beans

I remember when I first started gardening and I had the bright idea that direct-seeding tomatoes in the ground was the best idea. The plants were incredible and strong and the perfume they exuded made me want to bottle it. Have you ever rubbed a tomato plant just to smell?...

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Ligurian-Style Salad of Shrimp, Fennel, and Beans

Ligurian-Style Salad of Shrimp, Fennel, and Beans

Italian Omnivore Other Legumes Pescatarian Salads White Beans

After seeing a video of Asian shrimp being injected with some gross substance so that they’ll weigh more, I’ve turned to wild caught shrimp, both fresh and frozen. Happily, they’re more readily available and they taste much better. If you wanted to drop the shrimp, this is still a great...

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Royal Coronas with Italian Salsa Verde

Royal Coronas with Italian Salsa Verde

Italian Omnivore Salsas & Sauces Sides Vegan Vegetarian White Beans

This is one of those recipes where the title is basically the recipe. Wonderful big, fat white beans topped with an intense green sauce. I would recommend Royal Coronas but Alubia Blanca or Cassoulet beans would serve you just as well. Ta da. To make Italian salsa verde: Pound a clove...

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White Bean and Kale Panzanella

White Bean and Kale Panzanella

Italian Omnivore Salads Vegan Vegetarian White Beans

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Polenta with Heirloom Beans and Chard

Polenta with Heirloom Beans and Chard

Italian Main Dishes Medium Beans Omnivore Polenta Vegetarian

We’ve loved reading about Martha Rose Shulman’s adventures in the kitchen with our heirloom beans. She’s written a lot about heirlooms and has been kind enough to mention Rancho Gordo many times.

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Pasta Con Ceci

Pasta Con Ceci

Italian Main Dishes Omnivore Other Legumes

 

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Minestrone all Romagnola

Minestrone all Romagnola

Italian Omnivore Side Dishes Soups & Stews Vegetarian White Beans

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