Borlotti beans recipes
A variety of kidney bean, this is a large plump bean that is pinkish-brown in colour with reddish-brown streaks. Borlotti beans are widely used in Italian cooking and have a sweetish flavour with a smooth creamy texture. They work well in salads and casseroles. The dried variety needs to be soaked in cold water before cooking.
Recipes using borlotti beans
You can buy borlotti beans dried or canned – cannellini beans make a good replacement if you can’t find them.