The Italian name for an oval, white, dried bean that is served in soups, or with a dressing made from olive oil and vinegar dressing. Used in salads and antipastos. Also called “white kidney bean.”

A white Italian kidney bean.

plural: cannellini beans

Season: available year-round

How to select: Buy canned or dried

How to prepare: Popular in salads and soups

Substitutions: Great northern beans, navy beans

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