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…
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.