Recipes — White Beans
SMOKY CONFIT’D BEANS WITH OLIVES
Side Dishes Vegan Vegetarian White Beans
From the book Snacks for Dinner by Lukas Volger. Copyright © 2022 by Lukas Volger. Published by Harper Wave, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. Reprinted by permission. From Lukas' notes: These warm, creamy beans cloaked in smoky, savory olive oil are a quick centerpiece “dip” for a snacky meal. They...
Sauerkraut and White Bean Soup
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It’s not a bean soup or a sauerkraut soup. It’s its own thing and I can’t wait to make this again. There are many versions of this and if you aren’t using good heirloom beans, like our Royal Coronas, I would add some sausages or a ham hock. I’m not trying to be funny, but the flavor just won’t be there unless you use good heirloom beans. Similarly, if you don’t have homemade sauerkraut on hand, use a trusted brand.
Slow Cooker Minestrone
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1 cup uncooked Rancho Gordo Marcella beans, picked over and rinsed1 tablespoon plus ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil (divided use)2 garlic cloves, minced1 sprig of fresh rosemary2 tablespoons salted butter1 onion, thinly sliced2 large carrots, peeled and diced2 celery stalks, diced1 russet potato, peeled and diced½ pound green beans, trimmed...
Yellow Eye Bean and Kale Soup
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1 tablespoon olive oil, plus more for drizzling1 garlic clove, minced1 large carrot, peeled and chopped1 small bunch Tuscan kale, leaves stripped from the stems and sliced into thin ribbons1½ cups cooked Rancho Gordo Yellow Eye beans in their broth1 sprig fresh rosemary4–6 cups vegetable brothGrated lemon zestRed pepper...
Beef, Bean, and Swiss Chard Ragout Over Polenta
Main Dishes Omnivore Polenta White Beans
Angelo Garro has been a part of the Bay Area food scene for years. His Omnivore Salt company has been making the world more delicious, and if you get a chance to meet him, you are in for a treat. He's one of our favorite people, and we're happy he...
Celery and White Bean Salad
Holiday Omnivore Salads Vegetarian White Beans
This is our favorite kind of salad: crunchy, creamy, and substantial. We've been enjoying Andy Baraghani's book, The Cook You Want to Be (Lorena Jones Books, 2022). There are countless new ideas and jumping-off points if you're an adventurous cook. His Crunchy Celery Salad has shades of the old Waldorf...
Ribollita (Italian Bread Soup)
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This is our go-to recipe for ribollita, shared with us by Peter Miller, author of Lunch at the Shop: The Art and Practice of the Midday Meal and How to Wash the Dishes. He also runs a famous bookstore in Seattle dedicated to architecture and design. Peter tells us, “Learn...
Broccoli Rabe and White Bean Soup with Poached Eggs
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2 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 of an onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, minced Salt and freshly ground pepper 1/2 bunch broccoli rabe (about 1/2 pound), trimmed and coarsely chopped 1 cup cooked Rancho Gordo heirloom white beans, such as Alubia Blanca or Marcella, with bean broth 2 eggs 1 tablespoon white vinegar Serves...
Arugula and Bean Salad with Pumpkin Seeds
Gluten-Free Salads Side Dishes Vegetarian White Beans
4 cups wild arugula 2 cups drained cooked Rancho Gordo white beans, such as Ayocote Blanco, Cassoulet or Royal Corona beans 1 teaspoon Rancho Gordo Oregano Indio Olive oil Rancho Gordo Pineapple Vinegar (or other mild vinegar) Salt and freshly ground black pepper ½ cup pumpkin seeds, toasted Serve 2 to...
Bean, Sausage, and Root Vegetable Stew
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This hearty stew, based on a recipe by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, is comfort in a bowl. You can use any root vegetables you have on hand. When we tried out the recipe in the Rancho Gordo test kitchen, someone remarked that a scoop of cooked wild rice would also be a...
Garlic-Rubbed Beans on Toast
Omnivore Side Dishes Snacks & Appetizers White Beans
On a trip to Sorana, just outside of Lucca, I met with some bean growers and learned more about the sorana bean that Marcella Hazan loved. I had one of those perfect Italian lunches that started with the beans served on very well-saturated-with-olive-oil toast and topped with a thin slice of...
Provencal Tuna, White Bean, and Celery Salad
Omnivore Pescatarian Salads Side Dishes White Beans
This French-style salad comes from our friend and favorite Francophile, Georgeanne Brennan. She says: “Creamy white beans combined with ﬂaky bits of fish and crunchy celery makes an appetizing first course or small plate. Tarragon, one of the classic fines herbes, doubles its ﬂavor here, first in the vinaigrette and...