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