These are large, flat beans, cream in colour.
Boiled on their own (as I remember them at school) they do tend to be dull; but they make a good thick soup, and are useful if haricot beans are unavailable as they respond well to a well-flavoured vinaigrette dressing with lots of chopped shallots and parsley strewn over.
A great way to add lots of vegetables and pulses to a buffet spread - and so easy you can make it well in advance.
Anchovies, mi-cuit tomatoes, olives, oregano: all strong flavours, but combine them in a processor and you end up with this lovely pate-like result. Spread it on to toasted bread for a type of bruschetta - useful as nibbles at a party.
With plenty of kick, this storecupboard supper pasta recipe will definitely wake up your senses. An excellent dish for veggies…
Delia describes this soup as 'one of the best I've ever tasted' and we're certainly not arguing with that! Some soups are hearty and filling enough to make a substantial lunch and this Italian classic is one of them: just add bread…
A one-pot recipe that will definitely become one of your favourites! Packed with flavour, this Spanish casserole is simply wonderful and needs nothing else with it. How easy is that?
A lovely wintry soup, butter beans absorb the flavours of parsley, bacon, onions and garlic in this hearty and cheap dish. Perfect on a winter's day.
Plenty of vegetables and the addition of pasta make this an immensely satisfying and filling soup that costs very little but is definitely in the luxury class! Enjoy it with crusty bread.
Roasting tomatoes results in a soup that's packed with intense flavour, while the addition of basil brings out the very best in this Mediterranean ingredient.
A wonderful traditional stew, slowly cooked so that all the flavours develop into a whole that's quite irresistible. All you need with it is crusty bread to mop up the juices.
From the Liceras region of Spain, this lovely salad takes just minutes to assemble and is packed with Mediterranean flavours.